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Rushcliffe Borough Council have frozen car parking charges

Car park prices across Rushcliffe are set to be frozen for a third year running.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet passed it’s budget setting report that included the proposed freeze, recognising the continued pressures on the local retail sector close to many sites.

Charges have not increased since 2017 and remain lower than other areas of the wider Nottingham conurbation.

Councillor Gordon Moore is among those who uses the RingoGo app in Rushcliffe's carparks. (29107857)
Councillor Gordon Moore is among those who uses the RingoGo app in Rushcliffe's carparks. (29107857)

The authority’s strategy is balancing the needs of local businesses and motorists in each location as demand changes, structuring daytime parking tariffs to meet the various needs of visitors and shoppers during the day.

Motorists can still park for free at all carparks after 8pm each evening and usage has increased at sites across the borough in the last 12 months.

The cashless RingGo scheme is also available at carparks across the borough, allowing users an even easier way to pay for parking or extend their stay via its mobile app, website or phone service.

The council’s cabinet portfolio holder for finance and contracts, Gordon Moore said: “We launched our Off-Street Car Parking Strategy in 2018 with a focus on supporting the right balance of duration, charging and other factors to support local economic prosperity.

“The popularity of our carparks continues to highlight we are striking the right balance and listening to feedback from retailers and local motorists.

“Charges are not set to increase for a third year and we continue to reinvest back into this service with for example lighting, resurfacing, new ticket machines and improvements for more attractive facilities at Needham Street carpark in Bingham.”

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