Date fixed for car park rise
DRIVERS will have to pay more in many of the district s car parks from June 1. Huntingdonshire District Council s cabinet gave the increase the green light at its first meeting of the year. Previously free parking at Riverside, in Huntingdon, and Bridge P
DRIVERS will have to pay more in many of the district's car parks from June 1.
Huntingdonshire District Council's cabinet gave the increase the green light at its first meeting of the year.
Previously free parking at Riverside, in Huntingdon, and Bridge Place, in Godmanchester, will disappear, with weekday charges of 20p an hour or £1.50 for a maximum 10-hour stay. However, the Riverside car park in St Neots will remain free.
Elsewhere, parking in inner short-stay car parks (see panel) will rise from 30p to 40p per hour and the same increase will apply in the St Ives and St Neots Waitrose car parks.
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Parking in mid-term car parks (see panel) will increase from 25p to 40p per hour, with a 23-hour stay rising to £2 from £1.50.
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On-street parking goes up to 50p per hour from 30p, while Monday-Friday season tickets will be abolished, leaving only Monday-Saturday permits, which remain at £250 per year.
Residents permits go up from £40 to £50, although as with season tickets a 25 per cent reduction will be given to low-emission vehicles.
Cars which produce less than 120 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre will be entitled to the reduced rate.
INFORMATION: To calculate your vehicle's carbon emissions, you can visit www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk
Inner car parks
Princes Street, Huntingdon
Trinity Place, Huntingdon
Mill Common, Huntingdon - currently long-stay
Priory Lane, St Neots
Brook Street, St Neots
Tan Yard, St Neots
Cattle Market (Bus Station section), St Ives
Mid-term car parks
Great Northern Street, Huntingdon
Ingram Street, Huntingdon
St Germain Street (Minor), Huntingdon
Cattle Market (Harrison Way section), St Ives
Darwoods Pond, St Ives
Globe Place, St Ives
Priory Car Park, St Neots
Tebbutts Road, St Neots