The majority of fees in council-run car parks in Epsom and Ewell are expected to remain the same for the next 18 months
Councillors say they hope the freeze in car park charges will encourage more people to shop in the area and will support local businesses.
The price freeze will apply to all the standard ‘pay as you park’ tariffs at council run car parks
Councillor Peter O'Donovan, Chairman of the Environment and Safe Communities Committee said: "We are committed to securing the fairest deal and best service possible for car park users.
“Car parks are an important service to the public and we need to ensure they are viable, properly maintained and safe. The majority of the income generated from our car parks is reinvested back into the car parks”.
Ongoing highway improvement works within central Epsom being undertaken by Surrey County Council, coupled with utility works within Epsom and Ewell this summer, have had a negative impact on those travelling by road to, from and within the borough. The recommendations made at the Environment and Safe Communities Committee on Tuesday (23 November) recognise the impact this has had on those wanting to visit local shops and venues.
The council is currently establishing its budget for 2019/20. The Environment and Safe Communities recommendations will be ratified at the full Council Meeting to agree the Council’s budget in February.
Information received from Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
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