Councillors Back Big Changes To Parking In Weymouth And Portland
5:21pm 2nd July 2013
(Updated 8:10am 3rd July 2013)
Local Councillors have given the go-ahead to a whole new set of parking changes in Weymouth.
Free overnight parking and cheaper rates in all council-run off-street car parks, and the removal of free parking bays around the harbour are just some of the plans agreed to by the Borough Council's Management Committee today (2nd July).
They've also agreed with the roll out of a new pay and display machines that allow alternative methods of payment, and the introduction of further pay and display on the Esplanade.
The proposals came about when a report said people were spending less time parked in the town after prices rose in 2008.
Weymouth & Portland Borough Council brief holder for Transport and Infrastructure, Christine James told Wessex FM, I'm pleased the committee has agreed to all of the changes in the parking review. It's the most thorough review of a service that has taken place since I have been on the council which is why it has taken almost two years to bring forward."
She added that, "The changes are aimed at providing a much more customer focused parking service for residents, visitors and local businesses in Weymouth and Portland. The changes won't happen overnight however and there is still a lot of work to be done."
A full list of the changes recommended to the Management Committee can be seen by clicking here.