Tag: Parking charges

New charges for disabled and Sunday parking

Disabled drivers and Sunday shoppers visiting Eastleigh will now have to pay to use the newly refurbished Mitchell Road multi storey car park. The council have introduced a ‘a pay on foot system ‘ as part of a £1 million refit which means that blue badge holders will lose their concessions. Last September local Lib…

New parking charges confirmed

New charges of 10p for up to two hours of parking are being introduced in three of Shropshire’s market towns, as the council moves to provide a consistent approach to parking across the county. Prior to Shropshire Council being formed, off-street car parks fell within the control of district and borough councils, and on-street parking…

Car park closure on Sunday

Southampton road car park

The Council has reported that the multi-storey car park in Mitchell Road/Southampton Road, Eastleigh will be closed on Sunday 20 February for essential refurbishment works. The car park will be completely closed from midnight on Saturday 19th February until 2pm on Sunday 20th February 2011 but will not affect the Swan Centre car park. The…

Parking charges to rise again

Motorists feeling the pinch would be advised to steer well clear of Eastleigh from February as the cash strapped council attempt to bolster flagging finances by hiking car parking charges for the second time in six months with inflation busting rises of up to 25%. The council have £100 million in long term loans to…

Parking Charges a ‘Trade Killer’ say BRC

Parking policy should be seen as a way to attract customers to the High Street and keep the heart of communities beating, not simply as a revenue raiser, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said. Backing calls for cash-hungry councils to resist trade-killing increases in parking charges, the BRC said High Streets are the heart…

Stay Out of Town!

A Hedge End town councillor has warned car drivers to stay away from Eastleigh town centre or pay the price. Speaking at a public meeting organised by Southampton and Eastleigh Friends of the Earth, Eastleigh’s cabinet Minister for Environment Louise Bloom claimed that parking controls were part of the councils strategy to reduce local carbon…