Minimum two hour car park charge on the agenda

By newtown.wales

2 weeks ago

News Politics Budget 23

Proposals from Powys County Council will see a minimum stay of 2 hours in long stay car parks, at a whopping £2.50, if councillors approve their draft budget for the next financial year.

Set to be discussed at a Cabinet meeting next Tuesday, the draft Powys County Council budget has lots to digest - a 5% increase in Council Tax and £16m worth of savings to be found.

We are still combing the more than 120 documents supporting the budget, however one proposal did jump out at us.

In relation to income generated by the County Council, car parks is one of their biggest earners. A proposed change in next year's budget might upset a few people just wanting to pop into town centre's however...

"Car Parks – A new set of charges will be introduced in order to meet the savings target of £50k as set out in the Finance RM. The major change is in respect of Long Stay parking where the minimum length of stay is a two hourly charge of £2.50 replacing the previous one hourly charge of £1. There will be no increases in respect of parking for longer than four hours nor for car park permits."

A full report on the draft County Council budget will be posted within the next few days.

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