BREAKING NEWS: Car parking charges to increase

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CAR parking charges in Bridlington are going to increase by 10p an hour from the end of March while the cost of resident and visitor permits is to rise. The increase imposed by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council comes into effect from 8am on March 28 and will mean that to park all day in a council run on-street and off-street car park in the East Riding will cost a total of £5.40.

In addition to the hourly increase the council has re-banded Palace Car Park and Beaconsfield, in Bridlington “to spread use between car parks and improve traffic flow”. These car parks will operate under a new price structure that is free for the first half hour, short stay only, and then £1 for an hour, £2 for two, £3 for three and £4 for all day.

An ERYC spokesperson said the charges compare “favourably to neighbouring authorities” and form part of “a balanced budget” announced by the council earlier this month, which included for a third year running a freeze on council tax, and “will allow investment in the area’s transport infrastructure.”

Under the changes residents and special group permits, which have been kept at the same level for 10 years, will be increased by between £1 and £5 per annum and scratch cards for visitors or hotel guests are to be raised by £5 per book. Annual standard permits will increase by £50, introduced over two years at £25 per year, and coach parking will also increase by between 50p and £1 per hour.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Car parking charges are never popular but serve an important purpose in providing safe and sensible parking for motorists and allow for a regular turnover of spaces to support local commerce.”

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