Car parking charges set to increase

CAR PARKING charges are set to increase in Ipswich and in some places could rise to £5 for up to four hours.Ipswich Borough Council's executive committee will meet today to discuss its annual car park review.

CAR PARKING charges are set to increase in Ipswich and in some places could rise to £5 for up to four hours.

Ipswich Borough Council's executive committee will meet today to discuss its annual car park review.

The report recommends a raft of increases in a number of town centre car parks, which, if agreed, would come into force on January 1.

It is estimated the changes would give the borough council an extra £15,720 by the end of the financial year and an additional £62,880 by the end of 2008.

At the Crown multi-storey car park, motorists would be charged an extra 10p for up to an hour's parking, while they would have to fork out 20p more for between two and four hours, with the maximum cost rising to £5 for up to four hours parking.

Meanwhile, the cost for up to five hours would increase by 50p, from £6 to £6.50, although the higher bands would remain the same.

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At the council's pay and display car parks there would be a 10p rise to £1.50 for up to an hour's parking, up to two hours would stay the same at £2.80 and up to three hours would rise from £4.20 to £4.30.

On-street pay and display parking up to 30 minutes would stay the same at 90p and for those parking for up to one hour there would be a rise of 20p to £1.70.

It also recommended that long stay parking rise by 20p to £4.40, while season tickets should also increase per quarter.

In a separate report, councillors are also recommended to give the all clear to proposals to enforce pay and display parking at Fore Street Baths.

n. Do you think parking costs too much in Ipswich? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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