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Newbury Berkshire: Protecting council services by increasing income from parking

Protecting council services by increasing income from parking

In order to help the Council meet the financial savings required to deal with the pressures on public finances nationally, a new Sunday parking charge is being proposed.

The new proposals would see a £1.00 charge introduced in the Council's Newbury car parks on a Sunday. As with the rest of the week, there would also be a charge of £1.00 after 6pm on a Sunday.

Many neighbouring towns such as Basingstoke and Reading already charge for parking on a Sunday. The charges there are similar, or in some cases more expensive, than those proposed for Newbury.
David Betts, West Berkshire Executive Councillor for Highways and Transport said: "These plans will bring Newbury in line with many of our near neighbours who already have similar arrangements. We have already done a lot of work in reducing costs so I hope that the increased income will go some way to helping the Council's overall financial position."
The plans will be considered at a full Council meeting on Thursday 22 September.
(c) West Berkshire council


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