rise in parking charges for Burnham and Highbridge next year
charges will not rise in Burnham-On-Sea or Highbridge over the
coming year, it has been confirmed this week.
councillors welcomed the decision by Sedgemoor District Council
to freeze the charges for a period of 12 months.
Sedgemoor raised car park day ticket prices last year in line
with the VAT increase, but its staff have compared the current
charges against other similar-sized districts and found they are
in line, therefore recommended no increase in costs.
is very welcome news to residents and visitors who use our car
parks throughout the year," the town council's transport
representative, Cllr Chris Williams, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Sedgemoor's Executive Committee said, however, that its income
from car parking could still increase next year due to the introduction
of Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) whereby local authorities become
responsible for enforcing on-street parking controls instead of
Sedegmoor is among four district councils in Somerset that is
supporting the County Council's Civil Parking Enforcement application
which will see it buying enforcement services from the County
and issuing fines from early 2012.
The district council currently oversees 771 parking spaces in
Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge.