From Friday (1st April 2022), Wiltshire Council is making several changes to its car parking charges, including charging on Sundays in council car parks across the city.
The full list of changes and new charges from Friday 1st April include:
- Sunday charging in all Wiltshire Council car parks.
- The removal of the free parking after 3pm in Culver Street car park, Salisbury.
- An increase in residents’ visitor parking permits from 40p to 60p.
- A charge of £20 for annual visitor permits.
- The increase of the tradesmen’s waiver, from £11 to £15.
- An end of free event parking for town and parish councils.
These changes were agreed by the council in February, as part of the budget-making process. The council is also proposing several other changes to car parking, and these proposals will be subject to public consultation through the traffic regulation order (TRO) process.
The proposals include increasing car parking charges by 10p for every hour per tariff; introducing parking charges for Blue Badge holders; and introducing car parking charges at Castle Combe car park. People will be able to have their say on these changes when the TRO consolation process begins.
Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, said, “It’s important that people are aware of these changes to parking charges, which come into force from Friday, as it will affect how they use our car parks and on-road spaces, particularly on Sundays.
“We have not increased parking charges in four years, and we have no intention of doing so again in the next four years, but it is important that we make these changes now to follow the strategy set out in our Local Transport Plan, and also bring charges in line with inflation.
“Independently of these changes from Friday 1 April, we’re also proposing other changes to parking charges, including increasing parking by 10p for every hour per tariff in our car parks, and people can let us know their thoughts on these proposals through the traffic regulation order consultation when it begins.
“These changes will enable us to continue to invest in both parking and vital services in Wiltshire.”
To find out more about car parking charges click here.