Residents’ views sought on district car parking

DSC_0033Blaby District Council is consulting on its car parking charges.

The district’s car parks were subsidised by the council in the last financial year by £46,500, which is currently paid for by the district’s taxpayers.

Having reviewed the current car parking charges, proposals have been put out to consultation which, if approved, will help to secure the future and long-term sustainability of council-owned car parks.

Jon Wells, Group Manager for Regulatory and Leisure Services, said:

“We really want to emphasise how important it is to provide these car parks in the district to support the local economies where they are based, as there is a clear demand for them.

“The level we are subsidising car parking in the district is much lower than when car parking was free before 2008, but the cost of subsidising these car parks is still at a very high level.

“We want to gauge everyone’s thoughts on our proposals to ensure that car parking within the district is affordable for users and cost-effective for the council, so that we can continue to offer affordable parking.”

The consultation closes on 30 November 2015.

Visit the Consultations page on the Blaby District Council website for details on the proposals and how to submit your response.

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