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New parking charges in Ludlow from Monday 19 November

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image promoting new parking bandsNew parking charges come into effect in Ludlow next Monday (19 November 2018) in Shropshire Council’s car parks, and on-street parking areas.

The new parking arrangements are being introduced as part of Shropshire Council’s new parking strategy and offer a wide range of benefits to people parking in Ludlow, including:

  • A set price per hour to park – making charges simpler.
  • 15 minutes’ pop and shop parking – including 10 minutes’ statutory grace period.
  • Payment by contactless, card and coin with new pay and display machines.
  • Cashless parking with MiPermit – pay using your smartphone, text message, website and telephone.
  • Free parking after 6pm.
  • No more short-stay parking.
  • Free parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays (excluding Castle Street).
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and Bank/public holidays (in Castle Street).
  • Discounted weekly and season tickets (excluding Castle Street).
  • Free parking after eight hours in Galdeford A (Upper), Galdeford B (Lower) and Smithfield.

From Monday 19 November parking for six hours or less in Smithfield car park will be cheaper than before the changes, and it will be cheaper to park in Galdeford A (Upper) car park for two hours or more.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“Our new parking strategy is designed to make parking charges clearer and simpler, and to deliver a wide range of other improvements and benefits to people using our car parks. After a number of lengthy consultations in which people have told us their thoughts I’m pleased that everything has now been agreed and we can now introduce the new parking charges and arrangements across the county. The introduction in Shrewsbury last week has gone smoothly and I’m hopeful that the same will be the case in Ludlow.

“The new arrangements offer a wide range of benefits to users of our car parks, and a number of improvements on the current arrangements, including a variety of free and cheap parking, and parking charges that are easier to understand – together with a wider range of payment methods.”

People are also being encouraged to use the town’s park and ride service as an alternative to parking in the town centre.

Following their introduction in Ludlow new parking charges are due to be rolled out across the county as follows:

  • Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock, Church Stretton. (14 January 2019)
  • Oswestry, Wem, Ellesmere (28 January 2019)
  • Market Drayton, Whitchurch (11 February 2019)

For more information, go to shropshire.gov.uk/parking.

Further information

The new parking charges/arrangements in Ludlow from Monday 19 November (in Shropshire Council car parks and on-street) are:

CASTLE STREET – Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1/hr

  • Minimum charge £1
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays (50p/hour)
  • 135 spaces and six Blue Badge bays
  • Two motorcycle areas

GALDEFORD A (Upper)– Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • Parking for two hours or more – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on Sundays – CHEAPER than before the changes.
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets – seven days’ parking for £17
  • Discounted season tickets and resident permits available
  • 120 spaces and nine Blue Badge bays

GALDEFORD B (Lower) – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays – CHEAPER than before the changes.
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits available
  • 177 spaces and six Blue Badge bays

SMITHFIELD – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • Parking for six hours or less – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on Sundays – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits available
  • HGV parking areas. £10 per 24hr stay, plus season ticket options
  • 100 spaces and one Blue Badge bays
  • Nine HGV/coach bays

ON STREET – Red Zone – £1.80/hr

  • Minimum charge £1.80
  • Shared use Pay and Display and residents’ permits
  • 202 spaces

ON STREET – Blue Zone – 70p/hr

  • Minimum charge – 70p
  • Shared use Pay and Display and residents’ permits
  • 59 spaces