At last! Motorists get money back in pockets

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Charges in two of Whitby’s lesser known car parks have been reduced by the council.

One, two, three and four hour tarrifs have been reduced by 50 pence and the charge for a six-hour stay has been reduced by £1.

The new price structure came into effect last Thursday and is applicable at the car parks on Cliff Street and Back St Hilda’s Terrace in Whitby as well as seven sites down the coast in Scarborough.

It is now £1.50 to park for an hour rather than £2, and £3.50 for three hours, £4.50 for four hours and £5 for six hours.

Scarborough Borough Council said the changes were brought in as part of the annual review of the borough’s car parking fees.

Coun Andrew Backhouse, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Technical Services, Highways and Transport, Environment, Project Management and Coastal and Flood Defences said: “The council has carefully considered ways to try to increase the attractiveness of town centre short stay car parks in these difficult financial times.

“While this has resulted in some increases of charges in long stay car parks in the outer areas of the two towns we hope that this will go some way to help local businesses and boost Scarborough’s and Whitby’s town centre economies.”

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