City centre car park prices rise

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

NEWRY Mourne and Down District Council (NMDC) have exclusively confirmed to the Newry Democrat that parking charges in the city have increased from the beginning of April, writes Martin McGuigan.

Prior to April 4, motorists could park for three hours for 1, whereas the same 1 will today enable them to park for two-and-a-half hours.

A spokesperson for NMDC confirmed  that prices were raised to help subsidise overall maintenance costs of the council's parking facilities across the district.

"Newry, Mourne and Down District Council took the decision to increase the car parking tariffs at a Special Meeting on the 19 January 2018, which came into effect on the 4 April," said the spokesperson.

"The increase in car parking tariffs was widely reported in the local press following the decision. In addition, notification was provided by the erection of signs at the entrance and exit of all Council car parks and at all of the Pay and Display machines within the car parks.

"The Council made the decision to increase the tariffs to align all car parking charges throughout the district, and to use the revenue generated to maintain the 80 car parks within the Council's ownership."


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