Cheaper parking to help town business

SCARBOROUGH motorists are set for a boost with the introduction of new parking charges.

Scarborough Council bosses have announced reductions on fees for short-stay car parks in the town.

The changes are due to come into force today.

Prices for one, two, three and four-hour stays will be lowered by 50 pence.

The six-hour tariff will drop by £1.

The car parks with new charges are:

l Castle Road car park - during July and August only

l Falconers Road car park

l King Street car park

l North Street car park

l St Nicholas Parade car park

l St Thomas Street car park

l Victoria Road car park

Cllr Andrew Backhouse, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The reductions come as part of the council’s annual review of car parking fees and charges.

“The council has carefully considered ways to try and increase the attractiveness of town centre short stay car parks in these difficult financial times.

“While this has resulted in some increases of charges in long stay car parks in the outer areas of Scarborough, we hope that this will go some way to help local businesses and boost the town centre economy.”

The charges will also come into effect at Cliff Street car park and St Hilda’s Terrace car park, both in Whitby.