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Parking charges – take your chance to say and display

By Mark Gorton at

Parking charges across public car parks in Wirral could rise by 50p as Wirral Council looks to find new ways at tackling its cash crisis.

In a further proposal, a new charge for parking in other locations, such as Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton and in country parks may be introduced from April 2017.

Residents have their chance to raise objections to the plans until February 10th.

The proposals are one part of the council’s efforts to find the £45m of savings needed in the next financial year and over £130m of savings in the next four years.

What are the proposals?

•    An all-day £4 charge to park in car parks at Wirral, Arrowe and Eastham Country Parks and Royden Park.

•    At Fort Perch Rock, the proposal is to set parking rates similar to those in place in other public car parks in Wirral. It would cost £1.50 for an hour, £2.10 for two hours, £2.60 for three, £3.80 for four hours and £4.60 for up to five hours. Above five hours, there is a whole day rate of £5.

•    All other current parking rates would be raised by 50p.

•    There is an option to pay to park all-day for a flat rate and in all car parks there is a competitive annual permit rate for people that will use the same parking area on a regular basis.

How can you have your say?

You can give your views online, quoting the reference number of the scheme – SA/PS/2017.

Or you can write to Parking Services Manager, Business Services, Cheshire Lines Building, Canning Street, Birkenhead CH41 1ND quoting the same reference, SA/PS/2017.

All comments need to be submitted by Friday 10th February 2017.