Parking charges set to be introduced

16/01/2019, PR8967

Anglers Country Park

​Parking charges will be introduced at Anglers Country Park from Monday 11 February, following a public consultation carried out last year.

 Money generated from the car parking charges will be invested into the maintenance and upkeep of the park and also to improve facilities for visitors.

 The charges will apply seven days a week, including Bank Holidays, during the car park's opening hours and disabled parking will remain free of charge, providing a Blue Badge is displayed.

 Visitors will be able to park for up to two hours at £1, up to four hours at £2 and over four hours at £3, which is at a lower rate compared to other parks.

 The move also brings Anglers Country Park in line with other park sites across the district, including Pugneys and Newmillerdam.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

​Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: "I would like to assure everyone that the income generated from these new parking charges will be used to fund improvements to the park, and improve our facilities for local people and visitors. After listening to feedback from residents and businesses the charges have been revised and are now at a lower rate."

A pay-and-display ticket machine will be available in the car park. Alternatively, people can pay for parking with a debit or credit card by using our RingGo cashless parking service - download the free smartphone app or visit www.myRingGo.co.uk for more information.

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