Bournemouth EchoCouncil to consider plans to cut car parking charges (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Council to consider plans to cut car parking charges

Bournemouth Echo: Council to consider plans to cut car parking charges Council to consider plans to cut car parking charges

PLANS to reduce charges in some North Dorset District Council car parks will be discussed by the council later this year.

The public is being asked to comment now.

Councillor Val Pothecary, portfolio holder for car parking, said: “We are aware that the cost of car parking is a sensitive issue in our market towns and we hope these proposed changes will help stimulate economic growth in high streets across North Dorset.”

Under the plans the car park at Stour Meadows in Blandford will revert to its free-to-park status.

Three car parks in Blandford will be cheaper to park in for the first half hour, as will three in Gillingham and one each in Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury.

This will be achieved by reducing the cost from 35p to 30p.

The proposed changes to charges can be found at dorsetforyou.com/travel-dorset

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5:39pm Sat 24 May 14

smhinto says...

Down to 30p from 35p !!! Wow What a saving !!!
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However, there will be a catch to it, the Council do not give you anything for nothing.
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Something else will be hiked up somewhere else to pay for it.
Down to 30p from 35p !!! Wow What a saving !!! . However, there will be a catch to it, the Council do not give you anything for nothing. . Something else will be hiked up somewhere else to pay for it. smhinto
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5:53pm Sat 24 May 14

Turtlebay says...

If they want to ' stimulate economic growth in high streets across North Dorset' they need to make all parking free as it is in most small Hampshire communities.
If they want to ' stimulate economic growth in high streets across North Dorset' they need to make all parking free as it is in most small Hampshire communities. Turtlebay
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