Herefordshire Council will implement changes to some Hereford city centre car parks on Monday 27 February to enable greater flexibility for residents, commuters and visitors to the city.
Motorists who purchase an off peak season ticket will see the cost fall to £75 a year or £25 a quarter, with the off peak parking time extended for use from 5pm to 9am.
Merton Meadow car park will see the introduction of a simple £1 per hour tariff, up to £5 for 24 hours (or £4 for 24 hours if bought before 8am). The current Sunday tariff of £3 all day will remain, with the introduction of an hourly Sunday tariff to offer more flexibility to visitors to the city. Commuters to Merton Meadow who purchase a new weekly (Monday - Friday) tariff on a Monday will see the cost reduced to £20 for five days.
For long stay visitors to Hereford, St. Martins 2 (overflow) car park will see the daily tariff reduced from £5 to £3 a day.
Councillor Paul Rone, Cabinet member for transport and roads, said:
“Herefordshire Council believes the introduction of these new tariffs, and the opportunity to pay by card, contactless and by phone, enable greater flexibility and ease for residents, commuters and visitors to the county.
“We have listened to residents’ comments and have reduced the off peak season ticket cost and extended the off peak parking times.”
The car park tariff changes come into effect on Monday 27 February 2017.