Council intends to scrap proposals to charge for car parking for Sunday, Bank Holidays and evenings

21/11/2017, PR8699

Car parking charges will not be introduced on Sundays, Bank Holidays or on evenings in Council car parking areas in the city and town centres.  

Wakefield Council asked residents for their views on proposals to some changes to car park charging in certain areas.

The five week consultation closed on 7 November and following feedback from residents and local business the Council has announced it does not intend not to introduce any charging on Sundays, Bank Holidays or evenings.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: "Thank you to the hundreds of people that took part in our consultation. We value the feedback from our residents and local businesses and do not intend to introduce any charging on Sundays, Bank Holidays or on evenings in the city and town centres.

"We have listened to residents and want to do everything we can support local businesses. We hope that by not introducing any additional charges we can continue to support our city and towns to thrive.

"We are still looking at the remaining responses from the consultation and hope to feedback on these as soon as possible."

Feedback from the other proposals from the consultation are still being considered. No decision has yet been made. These are:
• Limiting free parking to three hours at Thornes Park, Minsthorpe Leisure Centre, Normanton Leisure Centre and Library, and Pontefract Pool.
• Introducing charging for parking at Anglers Country Park at the same rate as Pugneys.

If needed, the Council would look to implement any other changes in the New Year.

ENDS

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