Published on 11 January 2021
Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Cabinet has today, Monday 11 January, agreed changes to the car park tariffs and parking permits to help with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that it is facing.
Cllr Ian Shenton, Operations Portfolio says: "No one likes to pay more for any service and this is not a decision that we've taken lightly, having deferred it from last year.
"The changes to car parking charges would still be competitive with other car parks in Stratford town centre.
"We know the end of the concessionary (over 65s) permit will not be popular. However we have carried out a benchmarking exercise on concessionary parking permits. Out of fifteen local authorities in the Midlands and South West region, only two offer such permits - Wychavon District Council at £100 a year and Wyre Forest District Council at £175 a year. Our residents have enjoyed the offer of £10 parking for a number of years, but we just can't afford that in the current climate."
The proposals agreed include:
The changes will now be subject to a six-week consultation and come into effect during the 2021/22 financial year.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575