Wokingham Borough Council has drawn up a draft traffic regulation order to allow an increase to its off-street parking charges across the Borough.
Under the proposal, the daytime charging period for all off-street council owned car parks would increase from the current times of 8am until 6pm, Monday to Saturday, to between 6am and 10pm, Monday to Sunday.
Between 6pm and 10pm, users would pay £1 for an hour’s parking and £2 for more, while parking overnight between 10pm and 6am would be free using a ticket from the pay and display machines.
In Wokingham town car parks, the daytime increase would be from 80p to £1.30 (up to an hour), from £1.20 to £2.50 (up to two hours), from £2 to £4.50 (up to four hours), from £3 to £6.50 (up to six hours), and from £4 to £9 (over six hours).
Increases would also apply to market traders using Cockpit Path car park and there will be a new overnight residents’ permit, available to all residents to park in council car parks overnight.
Outside of Wokingham Town (including Woodley)
Outside Wokingham town, daytime charges at all other car parks would increase from various rates to 60p (up to 30 minutes, Headley Road in Woodley only), £1 (up to an hour), £2 (up to two hours), £4 (up to four hours), £6 (up to six hours) and £8 (over six hours).
Increases would also apply to market traders using Headley Road car park and there will be a new overnight residents’ permit, available to all residents to park in council car parks overnight.
The rise would come into effect from spring at the earliest.
Residents have the opportunity to comment on the draft traffic regulation order by 29th January 2023. To comment, please click HERE.