Wirral Council is seeking to implement a fair and sustainable parking policy across the borough. Charges have already been introduced in other council-run car parks and these proposals would bring a number of other locations in line.

Why is the council proposing the new parking charges?

Charging would allow the Council to provide a fair and sustainable parking policy and continue to provide public car parks and access areas into the future in a fair and sustainable manner. Charges are already in place in many other Council-provided car parks in other communities.

Will Blue Badge Holders have to pay the charges?

Blue (disabled) badge holders would be exempt from the requirement to pay for parking as long as a valid badge is clearly displayed.

Where is the council proposing to introduce the new parking charges?

The areas affected are:

Kings Parade and Coastal Drive, New Brighton - Scheme ref no. TO/18/06

North Parade and Meols Parade, Hoylake and Meols - Scheme ref no. TO/18/07

South Parade, West Kirby - Scheme ref no. TO/18/08

Bayview Drive, New Brighton – Scheme Ref No. TO/18/09

Derby Pool car park, New Brighton and the Gun site car park - Scheme ref no. TO/18/10

Large scale plans are also available for public viewing at the following venues:

How can I have my say on the proposed charges?

A consultation recently took place to allow people to have their say on the proposed charges. The consultation closed on Friday 22 June 2018.

What happens next?

The comments from the consultation will be considered as part of a key decision report to the Leader of the Council and will follow the council's Democratic Process. The decision is subject to call-in and may require a further report to a future meeting of the Business Overview and Scrutiny committee.