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Significant cut in cost of seasonal parking ticket for Cornwall residents

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Cornwall residents will pay half the cost for their seasonal parking ticket from April to help make parking more affordable for those who need to regularly park in a Council car park.

Available for drivers who live in Cornwall for at least six months of the year, the Resident Season Ticket can be bought to cover a six, seven or 12 month time period. Tickets, available from April 1, 2024, are valid for use in one specified car park.

An example of the cost of the Resident Season Ticket based on current prices:

  • Camborne, Helston (Castle Green) and Cawsand - £105 for six months and £210 for a year.
  • St Austell, Redruth, Launceston, Bodmin and Penryn - £160.65 for six months and £302.40 for a year.
  • Truro, St Ives, Falmouth and Bude - £273 for six months and £504 for a year.

Information on how to buy a Resident Season Ticket will be available on the car park pages of our website from 25 March.

Green light for Bude motorhome parking trial 

Plans to introduce a year-long trial of overnight motorhome parking at The Crescent car park in Bude have also been approved. Available to fully self-contained motorhomes from April 1, 2024, tariffs have been set in line with fees charged by other local providers:

  • April 1, 2024 to October 31, 2024 (6pm to 9am) - £20
  • November 1, 2024 to 31 March, 2025 (6pm to 9am) - £15

Richard Williams-Pears, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport, said: “We remain committed to putting the infrastructure in place to make it easier for people to choose more sustainable options for how they travel. Road transport makes up about 25% of Cornwall’s carbon emissions and so we all need to look at the journeys we make and the impact this has.

“However, we also know that there are residents who have no option but to drive and regularly park in one of our car parks – for example for work, or because there is no on-street parking near their home. And so, we’ve listened to what people have told us and will be introducing the Resident Season Ticket as a result.

“We know there is a desire from the motorhome community for overnight camping in our car parks and while we want to be able to accommodate those requests, we’re also mindful of the needs of local communities and businesses. We’re hoping the Bude overnight camping trial will give us a good insight into how we can run similar schemes in other Council car parks in the future.”

Recent changes to the JustPark ‘multi use’ sessions also bring down the cost for people who regularly park in Council car parks. In response to feedback from residents, drivers can now use their sessions in the majority of long stay Council car parks, rather than in only one specified car park.

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