Salthouse car park to remain under district council control
PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 July 2015
North Somerset Council says it has 'no plans' to give up a well-used Clevedon car park.
The authority’s decision comes after Clevedon Town Council voted to look into the possibility of taking over the running of the car park after expressing disappointment at the differing charges at the site compared to others in the district.
The summer charges at the seafront site, which are in force between March 2 to October 31, mean visitors staying for less than one hour pay £1.10 while anyone staying for more than one hour is required to pay £4. This price is fixed for every length of time up to four hours, after which the charge increases to £7.
Councillor Jane Geldart, chairman of the Clevedon Town Council’s transport and highways committee, said: “I think that it could be useful to investigate the possibility of the town council taking over this and other car parks in Clevedon.
“This could ensure realistic parking charges for visitors and residents plus deliver a lack of confusion over charges.”
However, a North Somerset council spokesman added: “Salthouse Fields forms an important part of our car park strategy across the district.
“There are no plans to dispose of it to any third party.”