Published On: Fri, Jul 11th, 2014 on 10:38 am

Two-year freeze: Calderdale drivers could avoid rising parking costs

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Drivers in Calderdale could avoid rising parking costs for two years if proposals get the go-ahead by the local Cabinet.

Charges are scheduled to increase next April, but, with the local economy still recovering from recession, the Cabinet proposes to delay any change until spring 2017.

The suggested freeze in costs has been made possible by the Council’s budget decision in February, which was to make an extra annual investment of over £1 million to help address funding pressures in its parking service.

There has also been the introduction of evening parking charges in Halifax town centre and new charges at 10 car parks in the district.

The Cabinet will consider the income these generate towards an overall freeze, to be decided upon on 14 July.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, said: “Across the borough, we now feel that a ‘freeze’ on overall parking charges would be welcomed by residents, businesses and visitors alike.”

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  1. Dale says:

    I pay too much for parking already it shouldn’t be going up.

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