Full breakdown of new car parking charges in Grimsby and Cleethorpes
The council has approved plans for a major shake-up of car parking charges in Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 22 Dec 2018
The council has approved a major shake-up of the car parking charges in Grimsby and Cleethorpes which will see new prices at almost every car park in the area.
North East Lincolnshire Council Cabinet has approved major changes to the car parking charges in Grimsby and Cleethorpes following a review, which will see new prices implemented in all of its car parks, along with the creation of a new £10 weekly ticket in a select few.
The plans will see car parks in Grimsby town centre including on Cartergate, Market Hall Roof, Garden Street and Duchess Street increase in price and some will also become short-stay only, with a four-hour maximum stay.
But the Abbey Walk car park will have its normal charges reduced and new rates set for weekends and bank holidays which will allow people to park there for free for up to an hour, and a two hour stay would cost just 50p.
Orwell Street Car Park will have its charges reduced to encourage more people to park there.
However, all council-run car parks in Cleethorpes except Meridian Road and the Civic Offices will see their charges increased by roughly 10 per cent. Meridian Road and the Civic Offices car parks have had their charges reduced.
The new charges will also see the removal of the monthly and six monthly season ticket for authority run car parks, with only an annual ticket being made available to drivers.
A general use annual ticket will cost £670, which would cover the majority of council car parks. A single use annual ticket will also be available costing £450, along with a "savers" tickets which would cost £250, and will only work on Burgess Street, Orwell Street, Wellington Terrace & Garibaldi Street and Grant Street.
Councillor Matthew Patrick, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Transport and Energy praised the work of council officers who administered the review of the car parking charges with "forensic detail", highlighting how they had looked at every car park in Grimsby and Cleethorpes to find an approach to car parking charges that best suited them.
Parking charges are set to increase along the North Promenade in Cleethorpes (Image: Grimsby Live)
He said: "Officers have taken a forensic approach in looking at every car park in the area, rather than taking a blanket approach when looking at the car parks.
"Some car parks will see an increase in price, which will be in line with inflation, while other less popular car parks will have them reduced.
"We will also now offer one hour free parking in Burgess Street and Abbey Walk car parks, and a reduction in charges in the car parks in the Freeman Street area, which will be excellent in helping to prop up the commercial provision of the area into the future."
Council Leader Ray Oxby also praised the plans saying that they would help to promote the commercial viability of the town centre, by promoting underused car parks and making the area more attractive to businesses.
The council has approved a major shake-up of car parking charges across Grimsby and Cleethorpes
He also felt that the charges would support the growing economy in Freeman Street, while also supporting what is on offer in Cleethorpes.
For the full list of car parking charge changes, please click here.