Car Park charges set to be frozen

Car park charges look set to be frozen across York to help local businesses bounce back after the Boxing Day floods.

The Conservative led Executive has announced plans to freeze charges in council-run car parks as part of next month’s 2016/17 Budget. This means prices will be unchanged for the next 12 months at car parks including Castle, Foss Bank, Marygate, Monk Bar, Piccadilly, and St George’s Field.

Alongside this, City of York Council has confirmed that it will contribute £50,000 to a new UK-wide campaign to promote York. Tourism bosses in the city say this will be their biggest ever marketing campaign as work continues to promote York following the floods. 

Cllr Ian Gillies, Executive Member for Transport and Planning, commented: 

“Clearly it would be unfair to put up car parking charges when city centre traders are struggling to recoup their losses after the floods and when so many businesses have faced disruption and loss of footfall, whether their premises were flooded or not. York is looking up and freezing city centre car park charges will help welcome visitors back to all of our attractions.”