From April 1, new charges are being introduced at Springbridge Road car park to make it cheaper for weekend shoppers to park in Ealing Broadway.
Instead of paying £1 an hour at the weekend, visitors will now be able to park all day on Sunday for just £1. And on Saturday, they will be able to park for £1 an hour or £3 for the whole day. The weekday charge will remain at £1 an hour.
Drivers who pay for their parking via PaybyPhone will no longer have to pay the 20p booking fee for on-street parking and for the majority of off-street parking spaces.
PaybyPhone is the quick and secure way of paying for parking at pay and display machines without the need for cash. It is available for all council car parking throughout the borough, as well as for CPZ visitor parking.
Prices are staying at last year’s rates at some council-owned car parks and are changing at others. The new charges are available on the council’s website and will be applied from Monday 1 April.
A number of council car parks sell annual permits. Most of the borough’s annual car park permits will stay at this year’s price except for Springbridge Road permits which will increase by £50 annually or £15 quarterly.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “We have cut the weekend car parking charge at Springbridge Road in response to a request from local businesses. During these tough times, we want to make it easier for people to come into Ealing town centre to visit our shops and restaurants and the price reduction will encourage people to do this.
“Where prices have risen in our other car parks, we’ve tried to keep the rises as low as possible and be as fair as we can.”
For more information, go to www.ealing.gov.uk/parking or call 020 8825 6677.