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Beverley ponders bus parking charges
8:35am Monday 23rd April 2012 in East Yorkshire news
COUNCIL bosses could spend £63,000 on allowing an East Yorkshire town’s car park be used by coaches and on improving pedestrian crossings.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council will this week decide whether to modify School Lane car park in Beverley so bus parties can be picked up and dropped off there, as well as introducing a £5.50 charge for coaches using the site and a £9 fee for longer stays.
A report which will go before the authority’s cabinet this week said the policy would bring Beverley – where coaches can currently park for free but have limited facilities – in line with the pricing system currently in place in Bridlington, and would still be cheaper than St George’s Field in York and Marina Back in Whitby. Officers said the changes could increase the council’s income by between £5,000 and £8,000 a year.
Seven new parking bays for coaches would be introduced at School Lane at a cost of £18,000, while £45,000 would be spent on installing a crossing on nearby New Walkergate to improve safety for visitors making their way into the town centre.