35% increase in car parking charges

November 21, 2011

Nottingham City Council have decided to increase car parking charges both in its car parks and for on street car parking.

As reported in the Post, “Parking for two hours at Broadmarsh and Fletcher Gate car parks has gone up by almost 13 per cent – from £3.10 to £3.50. Meanwhile, Trinity Square car park has gone up nearly nine per cent – £3.50 to £3.80.

Last November, the council raised prices at all three by more than 10 per cent. And charges at Trinity Square were increased again in April. This means two hours’ parking there has gone up by 35 per cent in 13 months….Last Monday, the council introduced charges for parking on city centre streets on Sundays for the first time and extended charging hours until 8pm during the week.”

Doesn’t seem the wisest move during a recession, with struggling retailers. 

Interestingly as well one commenter on the Post site notes:

“at the meeting’s of the CITY CENTRE AREA COMMITTEE, [25 JULY 2011 & 26 SEPTEMBER 2011] (where such things might be discussed be of some interest) I can find no reference to parking charges, even though one would have thought this subject would be of interest to the councillors who sit on this committee!”

Follow the link below to read more.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Parking-charges-increase-twice-rate-inflation/story-13909646-detail/story.html


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