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Vale Council begins installation of parking machines

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has begun installing parking machines, but told Bro Radio that “charges will not take effect until Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted and appropriate displacement parking controls implemented in the case of Cosmeston Country Park.”

Residents have shared images on social media of new machines which have been installed at Cosmeston Country Park, with upgraded machines also installed at two car parks on Barry Island.

Prior to the pandemic, in February 2020 the Council unveiled its parking proposals after it “listened to public consultation responses and comments made by the Council’s scrutiny committees.”

Under the proposals agreed by the Vale Council’s cabinet there will be no charge for on-street parking within Town Centres, with up to two hours free in short stay car parks.

Resort car parks are subject to a season variation on tariff, with 1 hour costing £1 and more than one hour costing £6 between 8am and 4pm. From 4:01pm a reduced charge is applicable at £3 for 1 hour +

At coastal car parks, summer charges will be £1 for one hour and all day for £3, with a £12 surcharge for busses and coaches.

Country parks will be charged at £1 for 2 hours of £3.00 all day, with on street parking at coastal resorts and Town Centres for 2 hours £2.00, up to 3 hours the charge proposed is £4.00, up to 4 hours £6.00, up to 5 hours £8.00 and all day £10.00

A new machine installed next to an old machine on Barry Island. Credit: Visit Barry Island

A Vale of Glamorgan Council spokesperson said: “Car parking charges are to be introduced at Cosmeston and Porthkerry Country Parks, Wyndham Street, Barry and Town Hall, Cowbridge. “

“This matter has been fully considered by the Council’s Cabinet and Scrutiny Committees following a statutory consultation period relating to the implementation of Traffic Regulation Orders.”

“However, these charges will not take effect until Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, ticket machines have been installed and appropriate displacement parking controls implemented in the case of Cosmeston Country Park.”

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What are the proposed parking charges in the Vale of Glamorgan?

Short stay: Up to 2 hours FREE, Up to 3 hours £1.00, Up to 4 hours £2.00, up to 5 hours £5.00 and all day £6.00. Tariffs applicable 6 days per week from 8:00am to 6:00pm with blue badge holders free. Annual permits available for £160 for 6 months and £300 for 12 months, with a direct debit option.

Long stay: Charges for the Long Stay Car Park is proposed to be the same as short stay except that up to 5 hours is £4.00 not £5.00 and all day is £5.00 not £6.00. Tariffs applicable 6 days per week from 8:00am to 6:00pm with blue badge holders free. Annual permits available £80 for 6 months and £150 for 12 months.

Resort: Resort car parks are not subject to any seasonal variation in tariff. Resort car park charges for cars are 0-1 hour £1.00, 1 hour plus £6.00 between 8:00am and 4:00pm. From 4.01pm to 11:00pm a reduced charge is applicable for 1 hour + of £3.00. These charges would be for 7 days per week. Permits will be available for each car park at an annual cost of £300. It is proposed that disabled persons with blue badges would park for free.

Coastal: Summer charges for these car parks up to 1 hour £1.00 and all day £3.00 with a £12.00 charge for buses and coaches. Winter period November to February inclusive no charge. Tariffs applicable 8:00am to 8:00pm 7 days per week and a permit for individual car parks will be available for £75 per year. Disabled persons with blue badges proposed as free.

Country Park: Charges proposed all year round with up to 2 hours parking for £1.00 and all day set at £3.00 with bus/coach parking at £10.00 all day. Tariffs applicable between 8:00am to 6:00pm 7 days per week. Permits available for £75 per car park per annum. Disabled persons with blue badges proposed as free.

On Street Parking/Town Centre: Charges are proposed for on street parking in the coastal resorts of Penarth (the Esplanade) and Barry Island all year round, 7 days per week. Up to 2 hours £2.00, up to 3 hours the charge proposed is £4.00, up to 4 hours £6.00, up to 5 hours £8.00 and all day £10.00. These tariffs would apply between 8:00am – 11:00pm at Barry Island on street parking locations year-round and between 8:00am – 8:00pm at Penarth Esplanade. Charges in the Winter for Penarth Esplanade are proposed as half the Summer charge. Disabled persons with blue badges proposed as free. 

Read more about the park charges via www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

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