January 6, 2012 The Sentinel
PARKING charges in Newcastle are set to be frozen for the next 12 months.
Newcastle Borough Council is proposing to keep parking prices around the town centre at its current levels in the next financial year.
Under the proposals, which are set to be discussed by the council’s cabinet on January 18, drivers who choose to park at the Midway car park would continue to pay:
£1.10 for up to one hour;
£2.10 for two hours;
£3.20 for three hours;
and £4.25 for up to four hours.
The plans will also see no change in the £4 charge for drivers who park for up to four hours on Cherry Orchard, the Civic Offices (Saturday only), Goose Street, Hassell Street and School Street.
In addition, parking for up to one hour in Corporation Street/Merrial Street will remain at £1.50, while parking for up to two hours in Windsor Street will be pegged at £2.
Following discussion by the cabinet and scrutiny committees, a final decision will be taken as part of the council’s budget setting process in February.
Councillor Marion Reddish, cabinet member responsible for car park management, said: “The preparation of the budget for the next financial year assumes an overall 3.5 per cent increase in our fees and charges.
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