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Parking charges rise for council-run car parks in Preston

Posted on - 19th December, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Avenham car park Pic: Tony Worrall
Avenham car park Pic: Tony Worrall

Parking in council-run car parks in Preston city centre is set to get more expensive for certain motorists.

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Those doing a quick trip and using Avenham or Trinity Square car parks won’t be affected but anyone staying longer will.

A three-hour stay in Avenham will cost 10p more to be £3.30, for four-hours there’s also a 10p increase to £3.90, a 12-hour stay is going up by 20p to £4.90 and if you’re staying 24-hours it will be £9.00 – an increase of 50p.

Contract stays for seven days and running quarterly rises by £11 to £180. A monthly pass rises by £6 for £59.

Trinity Square sees the price of a three-hour stay up by 10p to £2.80, four hours is £3.30 also a 10p rise, 12 hours is £4, a 20p increase and for 24 hours it is £6, a £1 increase.

There’s no change to contract parking permits for Trinity Square.

The new prices come into force from 1 April 2019.

Market Hall car park
Market Hall car park

Market Hall is seeing no changes to its parking tariffs as it is to be closed from early 2019 ahead of demolition as part of the next phase of the city’s markets scheme.

A report to the Preston City Council’s cabinet member for the environment councillor Brian Rollo by officers states they predict an extra £12,780 for the council due to the increased parking charges.

Read more: New pay and display car park opens near Preston city centre

Crackdown on ‘small car parks’

The council is also preparing to bring in tighter parking restrictions for what it calls ‘amenity’ car parks scattered across the city.

Plunington Road and Hammond Street car parks will see a maximum two hour parking time for Monday to Sunday 8am to 5pm, with a no return within four hours rule.

Jutland Street and Schleswig Street (back-to-back) are seeing the same two-hour maximum but from 6am to 6pm.

Gamull Lane car park sees the same regulations 6am to 6pm along with the Rosebud car park off New Hall Lane.

Do you use any of these car parks? What do you think of the prices and new regulations? Let us know in the comments below

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