Fareham Borough Council has adopted a new Fareham Town Centre Parking Strategy which contains a number of proposals to come into place from 1 April 2013 that will support shops and local businesses in the town centre by making parking options for visitors simpler.
Whilst no car park will have an increase in charges, visitors will have options to choose whether they want to pay more or less, depending on how close to the shops they want to park.
The main proposals contained in the strategy are:
Executive Member for Strategic Planning and Environment, Councillor Keith Evans said:" These parking proposals are an important part of an overall package of measures to support the town centre. Cheaper hourly rates at Malthouse Lane and Trinity Street car parks will benefit the independent shops at the West End of West Street. No car parks will have an increase in parking charges, and visitors will be able to park for as long as they wish, with the 5 hour limit being removed from all car parks. This will benefit the town centre as a whole."
Fareham Borough Council have also agreed to suspend parking charges on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday so that people attending Church services in Fareham town centre on these days will not incur parking charges.
If you require more information on the Strategy please contact Fareham Borough Council on 01329 236100. The Strategy will be available on the Fareham Borough Council website in due course.
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