Pay and display charges are being introduced at several of the remaining free car parks across Calderdale to contribute to the cost of keeping them clean and well maintained.
These include car parks in Brighouse, West Vale, Ripponden, Mytholmroyd, King Cross and Todmorden.
Councillor Barry Collins, Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment said:
“We are introducing the charges to help make our car parks self-financing. The money raised through parking charges will be used to pay for the administration of our car parks and to ensure that they continue to be safe and kept in good repair.
“Hopefully this policy should also provide a welcome boost to local shops and businesses. Commuters regularly park all day in these well used car parks and shoppers and visitors often struggle to find a space.”
The car parks, which are all long stay, will have a tariff of 40p per hour. Charges will apply from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 6pm. Parking on Sunday will be free. Charging will begin in Autumn 2013, but people with a disabled badge will be exempt.
The Council is advertising the changes by displaying a Parking Places Order at each of the car parks. People can object to the changes, in writing, within 21 days of the Order being advertised. Objections should be sent to:
Planning and Highways
or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 August 2013.
The decision to introduce parking charges was taken by Cabinet in August 2012. Further information can be found on Calderdale Council’s website: Car parks and on-street parking