New Sunday parking tariff at Brewery Car Park in Cirencester to be introduced from April 13

New Sunday parking tariff at Brewery Car Park in Cirencester to be introduced from April 13

New Sunday parking tariff at Brewery Car Park in Cirencester to be introduced from April 13

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A NEW parking tariff giving motorists greater flexibility on Sundays is to be introduced in Cirencester’s Brewery Car Park from next month.

Cotswold District Council has announced that a new half hour charge of 50p along with an hourly charge of £1.30 will come into effect at the town centre car park from Sunday, April 13.

Currently motorists are charged a fee of £1.50 to use the Brewery Car Park for any length of time between 8am and 6pm on a Sunday.

Cllr Barry Gibbs, cabinet member for customer services, said that, while the £1.50 all day fee on Sundays is reasonable in comparison with many other shopping centres, it does not distinguish between those who wish to stay at the car park for a few minutes or all day.

“We believe that these new options will make the Sunday charges ever fairer for users by offering greater flexibility,” he said.

The changes were first announced by CDC leader Lynden Stowe on Thursday, February 27 as part of the district council’s budget for the coming year.

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9:16am Wed 2 Apr 14

mummafive says...

See all the moaning people have done and it has made it worse if they have done away with the £1.50 a day charge as will work out dearer so where is the point in this. Trouble is people are just lazy as the next car park is free so why wouldn't you just park there???
See all the moaning people have done and it has made it worse if they have done away with the £1.50 a day charge as will work out dearer so where is the point in this. Trouble is people are just lazy as the next car park is free so why wouldn't you just park there??? mummafive
  • Score: 1

10:46am Wed 2 Apr 14

Geoff66 says...

Once the development work starts on the new cinema complex then that will start to hit CDC hard in the pocket, that's probably why they are now looking at installing parking meters along many of our streets (which i bet will be a seven day a week charge) I guess this is also why they are looking at extending their resident only parking schemes, which is another cash-cow parking scheme which CDC have adopted.

Anyone who parks in the Brewery on the Sunday must be mad, when all of our other car parks are free.
Once the development work starts on the new cinema complex then that will start to hit CDC hard in the pocket, that's probably why they are now looking at installing parking meters along many of our streets (which i bet will be a seven day a week charge) I guess this is also why they are looking at extending their resident only parking schemes, which is another cash-cow parking scheme which CDC have adopted. Anyone who parks in the Brewery on the Sunday must be mad, when all of our other car parks are free. Geoff66
  • Score: 3

2:40pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Olly Cromwell says...

It's a revenue raising tourist honey-trap exercise.

Whilst we locals avoid it like the plague all the brown tourist signage points you in the direction of this central car park. Tourists fall prey to this "visitor's mugging charter" as they trust the signs but are then promptly fleeced ! No wonder they don't return.

These non-Cirencester based Councillors running Cotswold District Council are Shire Tories who will bleed Cirencester dry so they can use our money to cross-subsidise the freezing of Council Tax on their Band G and H pads in the north of the district.

Dick Turpin needs to be stopped....
It's a revenue raising tourist honey-trap exercise. Whilst we locals avoid it like the plague all the brown tourist signage points you in the direction of this central car park. Tourists fall prey to this "visitor's mugging charter" as they trust the signs but are then promptly fleeced ! No wonder they don't return. These non-Cirencester based Councillors running Cotswold District Council are Shire Tories who will bleed Cirencester dry so they can use our money to cross-subsidise the freezing of Council Tax on their Band G and H pads in the north of the district. Dick Turpin needs to be stopped.... Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 2

1:58pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Localbusy says...

mummafive says "See all the moaning people have done and it has made it worse":
People (including me) moaned about the fact that there was a £1.50 minimum charge on Sunday, whereas you could park for up to 30 mins for 50p during the week. That made no sense and I'm glad they've changed it. The decision to do away with the £1.50 all-day-charge at the same time rests completely with the council. The two issues are separate. I agree it's utterly stupid and again shows how the council is out of touch. The Brewery car parks is usually pretty empty on Sunday, suggesting people are not coming into town to shop/eat. Any action taken should encourage traffic....moving to £1.30/hr for anything over 30 mins will achieve the opposite and is nuts.
mummafive says "See all the moaning people have done and it has made it worse": People (including me) moaned about the fact that there was a £1.50 minimum charge on Sunday, whereas you could park for up to 30 mins for 50p during the week. That made no sense and I'm glad they've changed it. The decision to do away with the £1.50 all-day-charge at the same time rests completely with the council. The two issues are separate. I agree it's utterly stupid and again shows how the council is out of touch. The Brewery car parks is usually pretty empty on Sunday, suggesting people are not coming into town to shop/eat. Any action taken should encourage traffic....moving to £1.30/hr for anything over 30 mins will achieve the opposite and is nuts. Localbusy
  • Score: 1

2:24pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Geoff66 says...

Just to clarify......signs on the meters in the Brewery car park say there will be a 50p for 30 mins charge, a £1.30 for up to an hour charge and the £1.50 All day charge will be retained. Mind you why anybody would not add an additional 20p to the hours charge seems a bit stupid.

Perhaps they should have considered 20p for 30 mins, £1.00 for up to 4 hours and the £1.50 All day charge...which makes more sense. Mind you i still can't see why there has to be any charge to park on a Sunday, when all of the town's other car parks are free. Smacks of making revenue out of yet more residents, shoppers and visitors to me
Just to clarify......signs on the meters in the Brewery car park say there will be a 50p for 30 mins charge, a £1.30 for up to an hour charge and the £1.50 All day charge will be retained. Mind you why anybody would not add an additional 20p to the hours charge seems a bit stupid. Perhaps they should have considered 20p for 30 mins, £1.00 for up to 4 hours and the £1.50 All day charge...which makes more sense. Mind you i still can't see why there has to be any charge to park on a Sunday, when all of the town's other car parks are free. Smacks of making revenue out of yet more residents, shoppers and visitors to me Geoff66
  • Score: 1

7:15pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Localbusy says...

Geoff66: If that's the case....happy days. The above article didn't make that clear.
Geoff66: If that's the case....happy days. The above article didn't make that clear. Localbusy
  • Score: 0

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