Car parking strategy
The county council provides on-street parking. This includes:
- 30 minutes nipper parking on Merrial Street
- pay and display on Corporation Street, High Street, the Brampton and Bridge Street
On-street parking is intended to be short term (maximum 1 hour stay) and to support the movement of vehicles on the road, thus supporting the town centre users and reducing congestion.
The current charges for on-street parking is 80p for 30 minutes and £1.60 for 1 hour, this is applicable Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
On-street parking generally seeks to provide accessibility for short term visits whilst easing congestion on the roads. Wherever possible we will seek to work with the county council to have complementary parking charges and seek to address the concerns of visitors that they do not understand the different charging policies and where concessions are applicable.
We would like to take forward discussions with the county council on the future options for short term parking on the lower end of the High Street.