Proposed charges for on-street parking in Hoylake and elsewhere in Wirral have been axed by the council.
Following critical feedback from Wirral residents and businesses, Wirral Council has announced today that it is shelving plans to charge for on-street parking across the borough. Hoylake was one the villages affected by the proposals and would have seen motorists having to pay for parking at local car parks (such as the Carr Lane car park pictured above) and on various streets including Market Street.
Visitors to local country parks such as Royden Park will still potentially face a parking fee though this will be less than the original proposal of £4 per visit.
Commenting on the revised proposals Cllr Davies said: “While the original proposals from officers helped close the yawning funding gap the council faces, it was clear the impact of these charges on our tourism and small business economy would do more harm than good.”
He continues: “Regular park users were unhappy with what seemed an excessive charge, so we have reduced the car parking proposal to 50p an hour with a maximum of £2 per day. This helps us cover the cost of maintaining the parks and the footpaths without deterring visitors.”
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