New parking charges in Ludlow come into force next Monday, 19 November

New parking charges come into force in Ludlow next Monday, 19 November 2018. Shropshire Council says this will be better for Ludlow.

In the town centre, it will cost £1.80 an hour to park from 8am until 6pm, seven days. Pop and shop will be reduced from 15 minutes to five minutes. Castle Street car park charges will rise to £1 an hour and stay will be unlimited, working out at £8 a day. Around the town centre, on-street charges rise and maximum stay. Charges will now apply on the Linney and Coronation Avenue. Costs in Smithfield and Upper Galdeford car parks will go both up and down.

New residents’ permit charges will come in from Monday. The cost will be £100. There will be only one permit for each household.

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Shropshire Council is consulting on restricting and doubling cost of residents’ parking permits in Ludlow

In mid-August Shropshire Council launched yet another consultation on the new parking regime. As is normal these days, the council decided not to announce the consultation, just put it on a back page of its website.

The council’s plans to double the cost of a resident parking permit to £100 a year. Each household will only be allowed one permit.

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Your questions answered on the new parking regime in Ludlow

On Wednesday, we gained two major concessions on the new parking regime in Ludlow. Parking charges will only apply until 6pm, not 8pm in the town centre. The current system of reduced parking charges for market traders will continue. We also gained the promise of two reviews into the impact of the changes, one after six months and the second after 12 months.

We have spent an entire year fighting for a parking regime that works for Ludlow. We have only got half way there. And there is so much more to do.

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Ludlow gets concessions on car parking – it is a score draw only half worth cheering

Well done everyone. Today, we got concessions on proposed car parking charges. We got movement on key issues. But it’s a score draw – two all.

This follows a year of campaigning by traders, councillors and residents.

Plans to charge for on-street parking in the town centre after 6pm have been abandoned. Traders will be allowed to park their vans in Castle Street rather than having to take them to Smithfield to the Linney. Two goals up to us.

On-street charges will soar up in the town centre Red Zone. The free pop and shop period will be all but scrapped. Two goals down.

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Huge turnout for Ludlow parking protest last night – now Shropshire Council must deliver

Thanks everyone for turning our last night. More than two hundred people crammed into the market square for a protest organised by the Chamber of Commerce. There were a huge variety of banners but they gave a consistent message. It’s time for Shirehall to listen to us about parking charges.

At 12.30am today, Shropshire Council’s cabinet will meet to finalise the new parking charge regime. Councillor Peter Nutting will be in the chair. I hope he will hear the message from Ludlow and clear. DON’T KILL OUR TOWN CENTRE WITH PARKING CHARGES.

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