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Changes to Bromsgrove car parking tariffs

Bromsgrove Editorial 18th Jun, 2024 Updated: 18th Jun, 2024   0

SWEEPING changes to Bromsgrove town centres parking situation is just around the corner.

In just under two weeks’ time, parking prices for residents and visitors to Bromsgrove town centre will increase while short stay parking under 30 minutes and after 6pm will be free. Tariffs have increased by an average of 25%.

From the end of June, parking will be completely free for Blue Badge Holders, for all standard short stays under 30 minutes and for evening visitors arriving after 6pm until 8am.

The changes will take effect on Monday, June 24 in all Bromsgrove District Council operated long and short-stay car parks across the town.

After a 13-year price freeze, the changes to conditions also include some fee increases up to a maximum of 30 per cent on parking stays. A one-hour stay will now cost between £1 and £1.30.

Season tickets which entitle holders to unlimited parking in authorised car parks have remained frozen at £80 a quarter.

Interim head of environmental and housing property services, Simon Parry, said: “The implementation of the new tariffs will have a positive impact on the way people enjoy Bromsgrove town centre.

“These changes will also provide better accessibility for blue badge holders visiting the town centre. Even with the small rate increases to standard tariffs too, Bromsgrove continues to have some of the cheapest parking around.”

Free parking for 30 minutes is subject to the display of a valid ticket which can be obtained from the Pay and Display machines.

Parking for Blue Badge holders is free, a valid Blue Badge must be prominently displayed in the vehicle to qualify.

Car parks with a maximum stay of 3 hours, the clock must be set to the time of arrival next to the badge. Vehicles arriving after 6pm and leaving before 8am are not subject to any charges and do not need to display a ticket.

Visitors are reminded to check tariff boards from June 24. Failure to pay correct fees can result in fines.

The decision to update parking conditions was made by Councillors in February 2024 at a meeting of the full council.

The fees were not implemented alongside other fees and charges changes in April 2024 as suggested amendments were going through consultation.

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