Increased Parking Charges
Monday 4 June 2018
Inverclyde Council will be increasing charges for its long stay car parks in four weeks time.
From Monday 2 July motorists will pay £2 to park all day.
The Council agreed to increase the payments from £1 a day as part of its budget setting process following public consultation.
Environment & Regeneration Convener Councillor Michael McCormick said: “It is nearly four years since parking regulations in car parks came into force and this is the first time we have increased the charges to park all day in our long-stay car parks.
“Over that same period the Council has been forced to make millions of pounds worth of savings year on year while providing essential and much-needed services – often to the most vulnerable and needy in our communities.
“While we would have preferred to leave things as they were we have been forced to make a range of tough and at times unpopular decisions but unfortunately this is a sign of the pressures local government is facing across the country.”
Decriminalised parking enforcement came into force in Inverclyde in October 2014 to address inconsiderate and illegal parking and to provide parking opportunities for all road users.
Off-street parking is divided into medium stay – up to 3 hours – and long stay for which a day ticket will cost £2 from July. These tickets can be used in any car park on the day of issue. The maximum anyone will pay for parking in Inverclyde for the day will be £2.
Affected car parks in Inverclyde
Cathcart Street East
Station Avenue East
Station Avenue West
West Stewart Street
Station Road North
Station Road South
All other car parks remain unchanged both in time limits, free parking or display of parking discs.
The most up to date information on parking in Inverclyde is published online at the Council website which has a dedicated parking section. Follow the link on this page.:
Page last updated: 4 June 2018