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Car parking charges

Published: 23/11/2015

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 with the new strategy providing 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 and effectively managing off street parking is essential to help maintain the vibrancy and vitality of a town. Charging for parking is being implemented on a phased approach throughout the county. The introduction of charging in Buckley, along with new charging tariffs in Mold were introduced in August and charging in Holywell began in September. Pay and display charging is now to be implemented in Connahs Quay, Queensferry and Shotton on 30 November 2015 with the extension of the Mold parking strategy, to incorporate car parks at County Hall, and the implementation of parking charges in Flint to follow in the new year. The full list of towns and affected car parks, along with tariffs and charging hours is available on the Councils website. There are no plans to introduce charges for disabled car users at Council car parks in designated disabled parking bays. Steve Jones Chief Officer for Streetscene 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 during the process.