Cornwall Council is giving people the chance to pay as little as 28p for 24 hours of parking when they bulk buy in advance.

Residents and commuters who regularly use long-stay Cornwall Council car parks are being given reduced rates by using the JustPark app.

It means that people can park for as little as 28p for 24 hours at Long Rock near Penzance.

Falmouth’s The Dell and Town Quarry car parks cost £1.25, while Helston’s Castle Green and Tyacke Road car parks are £1.24 – or 66p at Castle Green – and Kitto’s Field in Porthleven costs 68p.

In Truro city centre, 24 hours at Edward Street, Garras Wharf, Moresk, Pydar Street and Viaduct costs £2.26 – as opposed to £8.20.

Camborne’s Rosewarne Extension is 63p, and in Redruth the West End car park costs 62p and £1.17 for Flowerpot and New Cut Extension car parks.

To get the cheaper parking, people need to set up a JustPark account and then pre-load it with a minimum amount of £48. Each car park - or set of car parks, such as in Falmouth and Truro - where the tickets are available has a daily parking rate.

People can choose which they want to buy and then book a parking session on the app each day they need to park. The daily rate for that session will then be deducted from their account total.

People who pay for parking via the app can also extend their stay in the car park, as it sends a reminder when the ticket is running out.

The scheme was first publicised last year, Cornwall Council sent out a statement on it yesterday.

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council cabinet member for transport, said: “JustPark multi use tickets can be bought and then used in one of our 120 long stay car parks. It offers a convenient and hassle-free way for drivers to pay for parking as well as offering great value for money when you bulk buy.”

The JustPark app is available on most smartphones. However, Mr Brown said anyone without a smartphone could still buy a one, three or six-month season ticket, or an annual season ticket, which also offered reduced prices.

The council said the money generated from car parking charges helps fund car park maintenance and roads.

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