Introduction of car parking charges
A county wide car parking strategy which includes the introduction of parking
charges at all viable County Council owned town car parks was approved by the
Councils Cabinet in April. The new strategy will provide a consistent
approach to off-street parking in town car parks.
Parking measures and enforcement are key tools in managing an effective highway
network and helping to avoid congestion. Effectively managing off street
parking is essential to help maintain the vibrancy and vitality of a town.
Charging for parking will be implemented on a phased approach throughout the
county between now and the beginning of next year. Charging was introduced in
Buckley in August along with new charging tariffs in Mold Town Centre. This
is now to be followed by Holywell and pay and display parking will be
introduced on Monday 28 September 2015.
It is currently anticipated that Connahs Quay, Queensferry and Shotton will be
implemented in October and the extension of the Mold parking strategy, to
incorporate car parks at County Hall, in January 2016. The timescale for the
implementation of parking charges in Flint will be announced in the next few
The full list of towns and affected car parks, along with tariffs and charging
hours is available on the Council’s website.
There are no plans to introduce charges for disabled car users at Council car
parks in designated disabled parking bays.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Environment and Deputy Leader,
The Car Parking Strategy is being introduced as part of our challenge to find
efficiencies in the order of £18+m in the coming financial year. We have
modified the original proposals to take account of the main concerns raised
during consultations, and I would like to thank all those who shared their