Are you a Blue Badge holder who regularly uses council-run car parks in Wrexham?
Perhaps you’re a dog walker or fan of the outdoors who frequently parks up at one of our Country Parks?
If either of these apply to you, you should read this.
Proposed introduction of car park charges for Blue Badge holders
Currently, disabled Blue Badge holders may park for free at any council operated car parks.
New proposals which will be considered by senior members of Wrexham Council would see this change.
The proposals recommend that parking charges be introduced for blue badge holders which would bring them into line with all other car park users across all car parks operated by Wrexham Council where charges apply.
But Blue Badge holders would have an additional hour added to the usual tariff – for example, those paying for a three-hour stay would be able to park for four hours.
£1 daily car parking charge for Country Parks
Wrexham Council also manages a number of country parks, and these locations currently offer free parking.
A second proposal recommends the introduction of a £1 all-day parking charge at Alyn Waters (Gwersyllt and Llay), Nant Mill and Ty Mawr.
A £50 annual ticket would also be available for users looking to park on a frequent basis.
New machines would be put in place at the country parks, allowing users to pay by cash and in addition car park users could use the mobile phone app or phone to pay, ensuring it’d be easy to use.
Both of the above proposals will go to Wrexham Council’s Executive Board on Tuesday, January 9.
If approved, the new measures would come into effect on April 3, 2018.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “These initiatives were included in the recent Difficult Decisions consultation, which took place in the winter of 2017, and responses received from the public for introducing these new measures were supportive.”
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