January 4, 2011
higher car parking charges start in Burnham-On-Sea
car parking charges came into effect across Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge on Tuesday (January 4th) at the same time as a nationwide
As first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com last
weekend, Sedgemoor District Council has hiked up the charges
at its car parks and street parking bays, including at Burnham's
Pier Street Car Park, pictured here.
The cost of car parking for four hours has risen by 10p, while
all-day costs have risen by 20p. Short-stay parking for one or
two hours is unchanged.
The costs for boat trailers and tow vehicles has also risen by
10p for up to three hours and 20p for all day.
Tom Dougall, Transport Policy Officer at cash-strapped Sedgemoor
District Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The charges have
been increased to account for the increase in VAT to 20%."
Spot the difference! Above, how parking prices were before
this week's VAT increase and, top, how they are now following
the latest rise