No increase in Craven parking fees next year


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PARKING fees in Craven parking lots will remain unchanged as the neighborhood slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

There will be no increase in the cost of parking in Craven District Council parking lots from the start of the fiscal year in April, due to the current coronavirus situation, councilors agreed.

A report to the authority’s political committee said that in the second quarter of this year, July through September, during the time when most coronavirus restrictions in England were lifted, income paid and displayed was of £ 483,020.

It was £ 122,745 more than in the first quarter and £ 57,263 more than the same period in 2020.

The report says the Cavendish Street parking lot was handed over to council in mid-May after it was previously used as a Covid testing center. Revenue was expected to increase, during testing

It continued to provide temporary testing facilities for the NHS and, as of August, was generating around 95% of what it generated in August 2020.

Income from parking permits issued by the council was £ 19,397, up £ 1,571, and remained low as people worked more from home.

This was, according to the report, a situation the council expects to remain the same in the near term.

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