Breaking News: Parking costs to increase in Driffield
PARKING charges are set to increase in Driffield next month as part of a council move to boost funding for transport development.
From Thursday March 28 East Riding of Yorkshire Council-run on-street and off-street car parks will cost an extra 10p per hour to use.
The increase forms part of the budget announced earlier this month and will allow investment in the area’s transport infrastructure.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding Council, said: “As part of the budget setting process, all of the council’s business operations were reviewed and to ensure a balanced budget was set it was decided that car parking charges should be increased.
“Car parking charges are never popular, but serve an important purpose in providing safe and sensible parking for motorists and allow for a regular turnover of spaces to support local commerce.
“Contrary to popular myth, car parking charges are not a means for councils to ‘make money’, as all of what the council receives goes back into the area’s transport infrastructure.”
When the changes are implemented it will cost £5.40 to park all day at council-run on-street and off-street car parks.
For the full report see next week’s Times and Post, out on Thursday February 28.
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