Motorists who park their vehicles in Hoylake might soon have to pay for on-street parking in proposals being put forward by Wirral Council.
In an attempt to mitigate funding cuts from central Government, Wirral Council is considering charging for parking at various locations across the borough including local country parks and key villages including Heswall, Liscard, Moreton, West Kirby and Hoylake.
The roads and car parks in Hoylake that will incur a charge for parking are:
- Market Street
- Station Road
- Albert Road
- Charles Road car park
- Carr Lane car park
As much of Market Street is double-yellows, it would seem that the parking bays outside The Row, St Luke’s Church and the shops up toward King’s Gap would incur the charges. Wirral Council estimates that charging for parking within Hoylake will raise about £40,000 each year. It is not clear if this figure includes the costs of monitoring the parking.
How much it will cost per hour or per day to park in Hoylake is not clear. Wirral Council are proposing a £4 charge to park at local country parks such as Arrowe Park and Royden Park.
It does not appear that a charge for parking at Meols station is being proposed – is that car park the responsibility of Wirral Council?
A good idea?
Do you think that charging for parking in Hoylake and elsewhere within Wirral is a fair way of raising revenue for the local council?
What impact will this have on local shops, businesses, commuters and residents in Hoylake?
Will motorists who drive to and park at Hoylake station attempt to avoid the fees by parking on other local side roads?
Might more people walk or cycle to Hoylake or Manor Road stations and leave their cars at home?
Feel free to have your say in the comments below.