New charges for Cheltenham Borough Council car parks

Published on 5th February 2018

close up of the front of a silver car in a parking space

Parking charges are set to change next month for the first time in eight years.

On 1 March, the borough council will be introducing changes to the car park charging regime in its car parks, informed by recommendations made in an independent parking strategy report. The council is also looking to make capital investment in its car parks, which will include the phased upgrading of parking machines to take card payments, including contactless, improved lighting, resurfacing and other environmental works.

New signage reflecting the revised charges and reprogramming of parking machines will also be introduced from 1st March.

Mike Redman, director of environment said: “In June 2017, the council’s Cabinet approved the parking strategy, which was endorsed by a cross-party working group, including the principle of some changes to parking charges based on the location of each car park. In certain cases, changes to the duration of parking periods have also been made to help manage congestion. Essentially, we are aiming to balance the cost and convenience of car travel against other more sustainable modes of travel, such as public transport, walking and cycling, whilst trying to create a higher turnover of parking spaces for visitors and those accessing local services closer to the town centre.

“Results from a survey carried out for the authority indicated that residents and visitors generally felt that having a good availability of parking spaces and payment options was more important to them than the level of charges when planning their visit.”

The new charges will not apply immediately in Regent Arcade, which will be brought in when the new parking system goes live later in the year.

Cllr McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety, said: “Parking charges are always an emotive issue and increases will never be popular, however this is the first review for 8 years and the council has looked to ensure that charges are in line with other towns regionally, with a similar offer to Cheltenham.

“All income brought in from parking charges in Cheltenham is ploughed back into local services, including car parking and parks and gardens maintenance, helping to ensure the quality of the town’s offer to visitors and residents alike.

“The council is committing to invest £400,000 into improving the town centre car parks.

“In some cases, charges are being held at the same level or are even reducing, so if cost is an issue it may pay customers to consider alternative parking locations.”


For media enquiries contact Jemima Lawson, communications officer 01242 775 050 or email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk

Notes to editor:

  1. Cheltenham Borough Council of Municipal Offices, The Promenade, Cheltenham has given notice under Section 35C of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 that the revised car parking charges will be brought into effect from 1st March 2018.

 

  1. The charges are set out for each parking place affected by the changes, together with the charges that are currently payable.

 

PARKING PLACE

PARKING PERIOD

PARKING CHARGE

 

 

Existing (£)

Proposed (£)

Bath Parade

 

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 8 pm

Sunday:

10 am to 8 pm

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

1.40

1.50

 

Up to 2 hours

2.60

2.60

 

Up to 3 hours

3.60

4.00

 

Up to 4 hours

4.00

5.00

 

Up to 6 hours

7.50

8.50

 

Over 6 hours

10.00

12.00

 

 

 

 

Rodney Road &

St James Street

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 8 pm

Sunday:

10 am to 8 pm

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

1.50

1.50

 

Up to 2 hours

2.60

2.60

 

Up to 3 hours

3.60

4.00

 

Up to 4 hours

4.00

5.00

 

Up to 6 hours

7.50

8.50

 

Over 6 hours

10.00

12.00

 

 

 

 

Royal Well

 

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 8 pm

Sunday:

10 am to 8 pm

 

 

 

Up to 30 minutes

1.00

-

 

Up to 1 hour

1.50

1.50

 

Up to 2 hours

2.60

2.60

 

Up to 3 hours

3.80

4.00

 

Up to 4 hours

4.80

5.00

 

 

 

 

Regent Arcade

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to midnight

Sunday:

10 am to midnight

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

1.50

1.50

 

Up to 2 hours

2.90

3.00

 

Up to 3 hours

4.30

4.50

 

Up to 4 hours

5.50

6.00

 

Up to 6 hours

9.00

10.00

 

Up to 8 hours

12.00

13.00

 

Over 8 hours

14.00

15.00

 

 

 

 

 

Special evening charge for entry after 5.30pm

2.50

2.50

 

 

 

 

Cheltenham Walk

 

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 8 pm

Sunday:

10 am to 8 pm

 

 

 

Up to 2 hours

2.60

2.50

 

Up to 3 hours

3.60

3.50

 

Up to 4 hours

4.00

5.00

 

Over 4 hours

6.00

8.00

 

 

 

 

High Street &

Sherborne Place

 

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 8 pm

Sunday:

10 am to 8 pm

 

 

 

Up to 2 hours

2.60

2.50

 

Up to 3 hours

3.60

3.50

 

Up to 4 hours

4.00

5.00

 

Over 4 hours

5.50

8.00

 

 

 

 

St Georges Road

 

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 8 pm

Sunday:

10 am to 8 pm

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

1.40

1.50

 

Up to 2 hours

2.60

2.60

 

Up to 3 hours

3.60

4.00

 

Up to 4 hours

4.00

5.00

 

Up to 6 hours

7.50

8.50

 

Over 6 hours

10.00

12.00

 

 

 

 

Town Centre East

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 8 pm

Sunday:

10 am to 8 pm

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

1.20

1.40

 

Up to 2 hours

2.00

2.50

 

Up to 3 hours

2.60

3.50

 

Up to 4 hours

5.50

4.50

 

Over 4 hours

5.50

6.00

 

 

 

 

Bath Terrace &

Commercial Street

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 6 pm

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

0.60

0.70

 

Up to 2 hours

0.90

1.00

 

Up to 3 hours

1.20

1.30

 

Over 3 hours

5.00

5.50

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday:

 

 

 

All day

Free

Free

 

 

 

 

West End

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 6 pm

Sunday:

10 am to 8 pm

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

0.70

0.80

 

Up to 2 hours

1.30

1.50

 

Up to 3 hours

1.80

2.00

 

Over 3 hours

5.00

5.50

 

 

 

 

Sandford Lido

 

Monday to Sunday:

8 am to 6 pm

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

1.50

1.70

 

Up to 2 hours

2.90

3.30

 

Up to 3 hours

4.00

4.50

 

Up to 4 hours

4.80

5.50

 

Up to 6 hours

6.50

7.40

 

Over 6 hours

8.20

10.00

 

 

 

 

Coronation Square

 

Monday to Saturday:

8 am to 6 pm

 

 

 

Up to 1 hour

0.20

0.30

 

Up to 2 hour

0.40

0.50

 

Up to 4 hours

0.80

1.00

 

Over 4 hours

-

2.00

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday:

 

 

 

All day

Free

Free

 

 

 

 

Church Piece

Idsall Drive

Lansdown Place Lane

Whitefriars (Sixways)

Monday to Sunday

 

 

 

All day

Not listed

Free