Free overnight parking for all in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Free overnight parking announced for Weymouth's borough car parks Free overnight parking announced for Weymouth's borough car parks

Free overnight parking for all in Weymouth.

At the beginning of April Weymouth and Portland Borough Council launched a shake-up in parking in the borough and now all residents and visitors to Weymouth will be able to park overnight for free permanently.

From 6pm to 9.30am every day people will be able to park in borough council run car parks for free, although normal fees will apply at all other times.

Also normal pay and display charges will be cheaper.

But, the concession will not apply to on-street pay and display parking, where normal charges will apply at all times and car parks at Castletown, Chesil and Portland Bill, which are operated but not owned by the borough council, are not included in the changes.

Christine James, borough spokesman for transport and infrastructure said: “We are pleased to be able to offer cheaper parking charges in borough council-run car parks and also make free overnight parking permanent as part of a revolutionary parking review.

“We have been working hard for some years to come up with a parking scheme that suits all and will keep working on the review to make the service the best it can be for people.”

She added: “I hope residents, local businesses and visitors take full advantage of these positive changes to parking in the borough.

“We have introduced these changes to encourage people to park in the town centre and increase footfall both in the day and in the evening.

“The council tries to lower prices where we can during these difficult economic times.”

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9:31pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Dave Aitch says...

"car parks at Castletown, Chesil and Portland Bill, which are operated but not owned by the borough council, are not included in the changes."

So why do the council send their CEOs to these car parks to put tickets on them then ? Who gets the money from the fines ?
"car parks at Castletown, Chesil and Portland Bill, which are operated but not owned by the borough council, are not included in the changes." So why do the council send their CEOs to these car parks to put tickets on them then ? Who gets the money from the fines ? Dave Aitch
  • Score: 1

9:39pm Thu 3 Apr 14

veeebs says...

Good, now how are the Council going to promote this? I noticed half of the people visiting The Lodmoor car park over the winter were still feeding the parking machines when parking was meant to be free in the evenings.
Good, now how are the Council going to promote this? I noticed half of the people visiting The Lodmoor car park over the winter were still feeding the parking machines when parking was meant to be free in the evenings. veeebs
  • Score: 2

9:42pm Thu 3 Apr 14

chesil beach says...

Dave Aitch wrote:
"car parks at Castletown, Chesil and Portland Bill, which are operated but not owned by the borough council, are not included in the changes."

So why do the council send their CEOs to these car parks to put tickets on them then ? Who gets the money from the fines ?
They are rented from the crown ,
[quote][p][bold]Dave Aitch[/bold] wrote: "car parks at Castletown, Chesil and Portland Bill, which are operated but not owned by the borough council, are not included in the changes." So why do the council send their CEOs to these car parks to put tickets on them then ? Who gets the money from the fines ?[/p][/quote]They are rented from the crown , chesil beach
  • Score: 1

10:30pm Thu 3 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

FREE!
They should all be free 24 hours a day!
High time there was an end to this poncing off citizens!
FREE! They should all be free 24 hours a day! High time there was an end to this poncing off citizens! westbaywonder
  • Score: 0

7:34am Fri 4 Apr 14

The Fish says...

chesil beach wrote:
Dave Aitch wrote:
"car parks at Castletown, Chesil and Portland Bill, which are operated but not owned by the borough council, are not included in the changes."

So why do the council send their CEOs to these car parks to put tickets on them then ? Who gets the money from the fines ?
They are rented from the crown ,
Except for Chesil Beach Car park which belongs to the Ilchester Estates.
[quote][p][bold]chesil beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Aitch[/bold] wrote: "car parks at Castletown, Chesil and Portland Bill, which are operated but not owned by the borough council, are not included in the changes." So why do the council send their CEOs to these car parks to put tickets on them then ? Who gets the money from the fines ?[/p][/quote]They are rented from the crown ,[/p][/quote]Except for Chesil Beach Car park which belongs to the Ilchester Estates. The Fish
  • Score: 3

7:36am Fri 4 Apr 14

JamesYoung says...

Meanwhile, WDDC doubles (yes, doubles) the cost of daily parking in Dorchester's market car park, thus forcing a £460 annual tax on all workers in Dorchester who park in that car park during the week.
Probably outcome: more cars parked in Manor Park and Castle Park, depriving residents of anywhere to park their own vehicles.
I don't work in Dorchester, i don't drive to work and i don't live in Dorchester, but this really is grossly unfair to those that do.
Meanwhile, WDDC doubles (yes, doubles) the cost of daily parking in Dorchester's market car park, thus forcing a £460 annual tax on all workers in Dorchester who park in that car park during the week. Probably outcome: more cars parked in Manor Park and Castle Park, depriving residents of anywhere to park their own vehicles. I don't work in Dorchester, i don't drive to work and i don't live in Dorchester, but this really is grossly unfair to those that do. JamesYoung
  • Score: 5

7:37am Fri 4 Apr 14

The Fish says...

Christine James said "We have been working hard for some years to come up with a parking scheme that suits all and will keep working on the review to make the service the best it can be for people.”

Really - and how much has that cost us the tax payers? If you had listened to the tax-payers in the first place then this could have been introduced a lot sooner and at a lot less cost to the tax payer.
Christine James said "We have been working hard for some years to come up with a parking scheme that suits all and will keep working on the review to make the service the best it can be for people.” Really - and how much has that cost us the tax payers? If you had listened to the tax-payers in the first place then this could have been introduced a lot sooner and at a lot less cost to the tax payer. The Fish
  • Score: 5

10:31am Fri 4 Apr 14

Get a grip says...

westbaywonder wrote:
FREE! They should all be free 24 hours a day! High time there was an end to this poncing off citizens!
Very well but how would you replace the income from the car parks?
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: FREE! They should all be free 24 hours a day! High time there was an end to this poncing off citizens![/p][/quote]Very well but how would you replace the income from the car parks? Get a grip
  • Score: 1

11:58am Fri 4 Apr 14

Get a grip says...

JamesYoung wrote:
Meanwhile, WDDC doubles (yes, doubles) the cost of daily parking in Dorchester's market car park, thus forcing a £460 annual tax on all workers in Dorchester who park in that car park during the week. Probably outcome: more cars parked in Manor Park and Castle Park, depriving residents of anywhere to park their own vehicles. I don't work in Dorchester, i don't drive to work and i don't live in Dorchester, but this really is grossly unfair to those that do.
Dear James

During the day the council staff park in this car park for free.
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile, WDDC doubles (yes, doubles) the cost of daily parking in Dorchester's market car park, thus forcing a £460 annual tax on all workers in Dorchester who park in that car park during the week. Probably outcome: more cars parked in Manor Park and Castle Park, depriving residents of anywhere to park their own vehicles. I don't work in Dorchester, i don't drive to work and i don't live in Dorchester, but this really is grossly unfair to those that do.[/p][/quote]Dear James During the day the council staff park in this car park for free. Get a grip
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

JamesYoung says...

Get a grip wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
Meanwhile, WDDC doubles (yes, doubles) the cost of daily parking in Dorchester's market car park, thus forcing a £460 annual tax on all workers in Dorchester who park in that car park during the week. Probably outcome: more cars parked in Manor Park and Castle Park, depriving residents of anywhere to park their own vehicles. I don't work in Dorchester, i don't drive to work and i don't live in Dorchester, but this really is grossly unfair to those that do.
Dear James

During the day the council staff park in this car park for free.
Yes, so i understand. Not fair to those (who probably earn less) who have to pay.
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile, WDDC doubles (yes, doubles) the cost of daily parking in Dorchester's market car park, thus forcing a £460 annual tax on all workers in Dorchester who park in that car park during the week. Probably outcome: more cars parked in Manor Park and Castle Park, depriving residents of anywhere to park their own vehicles. I don't work in Dorchester, i don't drive to work and i don't live in Dorchester, but this really is grossly unfair to those that do.[/p][/quote]Dear James During the day the council staff park in this car park for free.[/p][/quote]Yes, so i understand. Not fair to those (who probably earn less) who have to pay. JamesYoung
  • Score: 1

3:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

westbaywonder says...

Get a grip wrote:
westbaywonder wrote:
FREE! They should all be free 24 hours a day! High time there was an end to this poncing off citizens!
Very well but how would you replace the income from the car parks?
Why should there be income from car parks in the first place,hell they are screwing you over every way they can already.

Every penny they play with belongs to the citizens,it is not their income!!
[quote][p][bold]Get a grip[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: FREE! They should all be free 24 hours a day! High time there was an end to this poncing off citizens![/p][/quote]Very well but how would you replace the income from the car parks?[/p][/quote]Why should there be income from car parks in the first place,hell they are screwing you over every way they can already. Every penny they play with belongs to the citizens,it is not their income!! westbaywonder
  • Score: 1

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