New King’s Lynn parking charges implemented from today

GV of The Tuesday Market Place King'a Lynn in Winter ANL-160121-075305009
GV of The Tuesday Market Place King'a Lynn in Winter ANL-160121-075305009

Motorists will be forking out more to park in West Norfolk after increased charges come into force today.

West Norfolk Council announced earlier this year that it was putting up the price of parking tickets in the borough during the budget.

A half-hour stay in either the Tuesday Market Place, the Saturday Market Place or the outdoor area near the St James multi-storey in Lynn, as well as the Valentine Road car park in Hunstanton, will go up from the current 80p to £1.

Charges for longer stays in those locations and other short-term car parks will also increase, while 30p will be added to the current rates at the Boal Quay and Common Staithe Quay long-stay parking sites.

The cash-strapped council has increased its fees on other services in a bid to bring in more income.

Earlier this year, the authority also agreed to raise its share of the council tax bill by 0.8 per cent after five years of freezes.

The council will have to find a further £3.9 million in savings over the next three years in order to keep services at their current levels.

Overall, the council plans to spend just under £18 million on delivering its services during the 2016-17 financial year.