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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cut price car parking in Ruthin extended

Residents and visitors to Ruthin will continue to benefit from reduced car parking charges for another year.  

A pilot initiative, due to end this Sunday, has been so successful over the last 12 months that Member Area Groups have agreed to extend this until March 31, 2014.

Last year, every Member Area Group was given a one-off fund of £50,000  to invest on projects that will benefit the local community.  

Councillors who are members of the Ruthin Member Area Group decided to use a part of their allocation to subsidise parking in Ruthin town centre.  

Due to the success of this initiative attracting more users to the town and it not costing as much as originally thought, the group have decided to extend this.

Following discussions with Denbighshire County Council, the fees will continue to be:

Dog Lane, Cae Ddol, Park Road, Troed y Rhiw, and Rhos St.

Retain 10p for half an hour as figures show this is popular

50p for up to 4 hours

£3.50 for all day

Market Street  Retain 10p / half an hour  as figures show this is popular 

50p for up to 4 hours  (No return) 

£3.50 for all day

St Peters Square  Retain 30p for three quarters of an hour
£1 for 3 hours (no return)

The group said: "We feel it's vitally important to continue the lower parking tariffs to attract more residents and visitors to use the town centre for their shopping.  Ruthin has a wealth of small shops that provide quality products and we must make every effort in this climate to support local businesses and be far more competitive in the market.

"Local businesses have continued to lobby for cheaper car parking charges and we feel we must do our bit to help regenerate the town. By extending these pilot charges for the next year, we hope that businesses will feel the benefit."

llanblogger says: How about an initiative like this is Llangollen?

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