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Three Preston car parks to see some prices rise from April

Posted on - 28th November, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Transport
Avenham car park Pic: Tony Worrall
Avenham car park Pic: Tony Worrall

Parking in council-operated car parks in Preston city centre is set to increase.

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Avenham car park is to see its prices rise slightly for some stays, as Preston City Council say its prices remain significantly low compared to other nearby car parks.

Hill Street’s short-stay nature means it has high tariffs compared to nearby car parks and it is seeing some of its lower prices increase by 10p each.

The Trinity Square car park is also set for a rise in prices.

Around 40 ‘amenity car parks’ across the city are also to see prices rise for permits.

These are car parks operated by Preston city centre near small, local, shopping centres and permits are issued to nearby businesses who need to park in them.

Market Hall car park sees no change in its fees as its likely to be out of use from April next year due to the ongoing redevelopment of the markets area.

Cabinet member for planning and regulation services councillor Peter Moss said: “We review our fees and charges on an annual basis. The slight increase in some parking charges still reflect good value for money and competitive rates in relation to other offers across the city.”

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Preston city council has recently introduced an online payment system allowing card payments at four of its city centre car parks.

Below is a breakdown of each car park and how much it’s going to cost from 1 April 2018 to use them:

Avenham car park

Time, new price, how much it has gone up by
1 hour, £1.30 – remains unchanged
2 hours, £2.20 – remains unchanged
3 hours, £3.20 – increased by 20p
4 hours, £3.80 – remains the same
12 hours, £4.50 – increased by 20p
24hours, £8.50 – increased by 50p

Contract parking has also gone up by £4 for a quarterly pass and £2 for a seven-day pass.

Hill Street car park

Time, new price, how much it has gone up by
1 hour, £1.50 – increased by 10p
2 hours, £2.70 – increased by 10p
3 hours, £3.50 – increased by 10p
4 hours, £4.70 – remains the same
12 hours, £10.00 – remains the same

An overnight tariff from 6.30pm to 6am remains unchanged at £3 and duty passes increase to £7.

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Trinity Square car park

Time, new price, how much it has gone up by
1 hour, £1.10 – increased by 10p
2 hours, £2.10 – increased by 10p
3 hours, £2.70 – remains the same
4 hours, £3.20 – remains the same
12 hours, £3.80 – increased by 10p
24 hours, £5.00 – remains the same

Contract passes per quarter and per month are remaining the same price.

At amenity car parks such as Plungington Road, Hammond Street and Gamull Lane the annual permit is increasing to £53.

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Rose Bud and Jutland Street car parks are increasing to £198.00 for the annual permits.

Where do you park in the city centre? Do you use any of these car parks? Let us know in the comments below

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