Pembrokeshire County Council set to increase car parking charges
12:57pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
Pembrokeshire drivers look set to have to fork out more money to park across the county.
Pembrokeshire County Council is looking to boost council coffers by raising existing parking charges and introducing new charges at some currently free car parks.
Pembrokeshire County Council’s Cabinet is due to discuss car park charges on Monday with a review deemed necessary ‘following the implementation of Civil Parking Enforcement’.
The proposed charges would lead to an increased annual income of £66, 844.55 from annual charging car parks and an increase of £85, 944.50 from seasonal charging car parks, based on last year’s ticket sales.
An increase in charges for resident and weekly visitor parking permits is also proposed.
A report to cabinet members includes tables listing the current charges in all the council’s car parks, suggested increases as well other car parks which may or may not have the potential to be made charged.
Cabinet members will be told that there has been no increase in parking charges since 2009 and charges must reflect current demands and usage – including the introduction of some five hour stays to allow part time workers more flexibility.
Of the car parks where increases are proposed, including Par Y Shwt in Fishguard, Castle Lake, Haverfordwest, Townsmoor in Narberth, Tenby’s multi storey car park, Lower Meyrick Street in Pembroke Dock and Lower Charles Street in Milford Haven, the price rise varies between 10p and 20p.
In seasonal car parks, such as Broad Haven, Dale and Newgale, the proposed increase is around 40p.
Free car parks identified as having ‘potential’ include Lower Town, Fishguard, St Thomas Green, Haverfordwest and High Street, Neyland.
Officers have recommended that the amendments to car park charges be approved and more detailed proposals regarding introducing charges at free car parks be developed.
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