Parking fees in Burnham-On-Sea won't rise this year, vows council
fees in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge town centres and Berrow
beach will stay the same this year, councillors have decided.
District Council's Executive has decided to freeze the parking
charges for 2015, having made small increases in previous years.
council raised car park prices in April 2013 by more than the
level of inflation and then also increased season tickets again
in April 2014.
spokesman said: "The portfolio holder and budget officer
have considered the current charges and are not recommending an
move has been welcomed by Burnham's Chamber of Trade and Burnham's
Town Centre Manager, Beverley Milner Simonds. She told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I am very pleased that SDC have frozen parking fees for
2015. We rely on the availability and affordability of car parking
in and around the town centre. This is a step in the right direction."
district council's decision comes despite parking income across
the district in the current financial year being approximately
£30,000 down against the council's estimate due to a three
per-cent reduction in customers.
Sedgemoor District Council's charges for parking on Berrow Beach
during the summer months will also not rise from this April. The
fees there were last increased in April 2014 by more than RPI
and the Executive considered the current charges and felt they
should not be increased.
in Berrow was up against budget last year due to the good weather
and it's predicted that it should be in line with the budget this
year," says the council.