Community Notice Category: Notice
Cornwall Council has announced that Council owned pay and display car parks will be free to use in the evenings, from April 1. This follows a Town Parking Review, and residents’ feedback. There will also be changes to seasonal parking permits, which means that regular users can buy a number of parking sessions at a reduced rate.
From 1 April 2018, seasonal tariffs will be standardised in the most congested towns, where there is heavy demand on parking spaces. This means seasonal tariffs will be same for all Council car parks in Falmouth, Newquay, Penzance and St Ives, while in Truro, the charges will apply throughout the year.
Day time car park tariffs in all other towns and villages will remain at the same seasonal rates which have been in place since 2015.
You can read more about the changes on the Council’s website.
In addition, a review is taking place into the current charges for arranging a Disabled Parking Bay in front of residential properties.
At present, a charge of £3,300 is made to anyone wanting a disabled parking bay in front of their premises, and there has been negative press coverage of this in recent days. The Council has promised a review of the current charging and application system, with the aim of completing the review by the start of the next financial year.
In the mean time, no charges will be made fro individual disabled parking spaces.
For full information, see the Council’s press release on the subject.