Decision details

Borough Wide Parking Charges

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: To consider new proposed charges across WBC car parks




1)         the extension of the ‘Free after 3’ scheme within Wokingham Town Centre until 2nd April 2018 be approved;


2)         a supplementary estimate for £36,000 for 2017/18 to cover the cost of lost income during the extended period for ‘Free after 3’ be approved;


3)         a 1 year trial (from 2nd April 2018) to increase the 1 hour parking charge from 70p to 80p in the Wokingham car parks (Carnival MSCP, Elms Road MSCP, The Paddocks, Easthampstead Road East and West, Cockpit Path, Denmark Street and Wellington House and Rose Street temporary car park) be approved. Approve a trial (from 2nd April 2018)  to increase the 1 hour parking charge from 40p to 50p in Polehampton Close Car Park in Twyford and School Lane Car Park in Wargrave;


4)         from 2nd April 2018, suspend the evening and Sunday charging in all car parks (in Wokingham Borough (except Station Road Earley and Winnersh Triangle Rail Station)  until the trial results are considered;


5)         the range of estimated financial implications with regard to the trail period for WBC car parks in the Borough (excluding station car parks) of between a £65,000 deficit to a £100,000 surplus be noted and that the specific budget requirement (if any) will be requested at a future Executive following an assessment of the impact;


6)         Officers be instructed to amend signing and equipment in the car parks as required;


7)         the results of the trial will be brought back to Executive for a longer term decision to be made regarding car parking charges in the Borough.


Wards Affected: None Specific;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Contact: Matt Gould Email: Tel: 0118 974 6460.

Report author: Matt Gould

Publication date: 22/02/2018

Date of decision: 22/02/2018

Decided at meeting: 22/02/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 03/03/2018

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