Parking charges to rise in Stroud, Stonehouse and Painswick
Published: Monday, 2 October, 2017
Parking charges in Stroud District Council’s car parks in Stroud, Stonehouse and Painswick will rise later this month, the first time in six years.
Councillor Steve Lydon, Leader of Stroud District Council said:
“Nobody likes paying more for anything, so we know that increasing parking charges isn’t going to be popular. However, we are confident that the modest increases at Stroud, Stonehouse and Painswick will not have a negative impact on shops and businesses, which is supported by national experience and research.”
Among the changes, Stroud’s, long stay car parks will see increases of 20 pence for the first hour of parking, from 60 pence to 80 pence, and see all day parking increase from £2.50 to £3.00.
In Stonehouse and Painswick, the first hour of parking will rise by 20 pence an hour to 40 pence, whilst parking all day will increase from £2.00 to £2.50 a day.
Councillor Lydon continued:
“Parking charges haven’t changed since 2011, but since then costs for utilities and maintenance have risen and we’ve invested and continue to invest in improvements. In 2018, we plan to trial the first electric car charging point and review the provision for secure cycle and motorcycle parking. Even with the increases, the charges remain some of the lowest in Gloucestershire.”
The new charges come in to effect on Thursday 26th October 2017.
Over the next year the council will also be consulting on the possibility of charging in some of its other larger car parks, including Dursley, Nailsworth, Stratford Park, Minchinhampton and Wotton-under-Edge.