'Cut price' seasonal parking on offer in Falmouth and Penryn

Falmouth Packet: 'Cut price' seasonal parking on offer in Falmouth and Penryn 'Cut price' seasonal parking on offer in Falmouth and Penryn

MOTORISTS in Falmouth and Penryn can apply for “cut-price” season tickets for some of the towns’ council car parks, but only for a limited three month period.

In Falmouth it means a saving of £548 can be made for season tickets for the Dell and Quarry car parks, which will cost £350 for a year instead of £898; and at Gyllyngvase car park the cost is down from £320 to £230.

In Penryn’s Commercial Road facility, the charge is down to £250 – a saving of £170.

These cut price deals will only be available, though, between January 2 and March 31.

As well as reducing the cost to motorists, the trial will assess if reducing the price of season tickets will encourage more drivers to buy them.

Sales of season tickets had fallen swiftly after huge rises in prices over recent years. Those who have already bought a season ticket will be able to apply for a pro rata refund from Cornwall Council. A similar trial ran in Launceston last year and the council says that this has proved a success.

The season ticket trial is one of three pilot schemes being introduced in Cornwall Council car parks over the next six months, following the decision of the council to set aside £1.2m to underwrite any losses arising from the experiments.

These tariffs could become permanent if the trial schemes prove financially viable.

Another pilot parking scheme will give all motorists the option of using their mobile phone to access 30 minutes free parking in all council car parks between March 1 and April 20.

Councillor Bert Biscoe, portfolio holder for transport and waste, said: “Cornish towns rely on commerce and commuters to create the prosperity which they generate.

“In difficult times it is important the council’s car parks should support competitiveness and generate good business both for the towns and for themselves.”

For more information about the trial visit cornwall.gov.co.uk/parkingoffers.

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10:28am Sun 5 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I think that is very good value for money in comparison to some other places, when you compare £350 a year for the quarry for example, to £250 in Helston or Porthleven, Falmouth is far bigger with more to offer than Helston shop wise, and has the maritime museum, the ferries etc. I think in comparison, Helston and Porthleven should be £150. If they were, I would buy one at that price.
I think that is very good value for money in comparison to some other places, when you compare £350 a year for the quarry for example, to £250 in Helston or Porthleven, Falmouth is far bigger with more to offer than Helston shop wise, and has the maritime museum, the ferries etc. I think in comparison, Helston and Porthleven should be £150. If they were, I would buy one at that price. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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10:30am Sun 5 Jan 14

Cyber Pasty says...

For any regular users of these carpark this should be good news (providing you can get a space) haha
For any regular users of these carpark this should be good news (providing you can get a space) haha Cyber Pasty
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