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Introduction of car parking charges

Published: 25/09/2015

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 weeks. 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, said: 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 views.”