Friday, 13 December 2013

Lib Dems bring cheaper season tickets across Cornwall

Towns across Cornwall will now have cheaper season tickets in their Cornwall Council owned car parks thanks to the Liberal Democrats.

The measure (as well as cheaper pay and display prices) was contained in the Lib Dem budget that we persuaded the council to adopt back in February. The cheaper prices are based on a very successful trial held in Launceston. Now that the Liberal Democrats are in the administration at County Hall, we have been able to put the cheaper prices into operation.

Cornwall Council sells very few season tickets in most of Cornwall. And even where we had been selling a lot, the number had declined thanks to the policy adopted by the Conservatives of raising prices. In Launceston this had meant prices rose from £195 per year to £470.

As a result, more commuters were parking in residential streets and car parks were empty.

We proved in Launceston that lower charges (we cut the price back to £200) would mean more take up. The council is making about the same amount overall, but commuters are happier and so are residents whose drives are no longer being blocked.

The new prices - which will be available initially for a three month period are:



2013/14 charge
New trial charge
Bodmin
£250 -£470
All Bodmin long stay - £250
Fore Street long stay - £200
Boscastle
£470
£250
Bude
£500
All Bude long stay - £350
Crooklets and Summerleaze - £250
Callington
£470
£250
Camborne
£250
£250
Carbis Bay
£370
£100
Cawsand
£470
£230
Downderry
£320
£230
Falmouth
£898
Dell and Quarry - £350
Fowey
£320 - £530
All Fowey long stay - £530
Main - £350
Readymoney - £230
Freathy
£320
£230
Gunnislake
£370
£200
Gwithian
£320
£230
Gyllyngvase
£320
£230
Hayle
£470
£250
Helford
£320
£230
Helston
£200 - £470
All Helston long stay - £250
Castle Green - £200
Launceston
£500 - £580 (trial £200)
Walkhouse - £500
Cattle Market, Tower Hill and Duke St - £200
Liskeard
£250 - £500
Cattle Market - £350
Lower Sungirt and Rapsons - £250
Long Rock
£100
£100
Looe
£500
£350
Marazion
£470
£230
Newlyn
£415
£250
Newquay
£320
Atlantic, Belmont, Dane Rd, Pentire Headland, Towan Hedland, Tregunnel and Trenance - £230
Newquay – Watergate Bay
£320
Watergate Bay - £230
Padstow
£500
£350
Par
£100
£100
Penryn
£420
£250
Penzance
£530
All Penzance long stay - £350
St Erbyns, St Anthonys, and Wherrytown - £250
Perranporth
£320
£230
Poldhu
£320
£230
Polzeath
£320
£230
Port Issac
£470
£250
Porthcothan
£320
£230
Porthcurno
£320
£230
Porthleven
£415
£250
Porthtowan
£320
£230
Redruth
£250 - £470
All Redruth long stay- £250
West End - £200
Saltash
£470
£250
Seaton
£320
£230
St Agnes
£320
£230
St Austell
£400 - £470
Polkyth - £250
West Hill long stay- £200
St Ives
£530
£350
Tintagel
£470
£250
Trebarwith Strand
£320
£230
Tregantle
£320
£230
Truro
£898
Garras Wharf - £600
Pydar, Edward, Viaduct and Moresk - £500
Wadebridge
£470
£250
Widemouth Bay
£320
£230

Drivers can pay for these tickets by direct debit in monthly installments.

The initial trial is for three months but, regardless of whether the decision is taken to make the prices permanent, all tickets bought during the three month trial will be valid for a full year.

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