Coastal parking plans revealed

Within days of the council elections, Labour Councillors have moved to the next stage of their plan for parking charges at Wirral’s Promenades and coastal areas.

The Borough’s most popular visitor destinations are being targeted as part of a plan to raise £250,000 for the Council.  Click on the links below for the schemes and the location of the proposed regulations:

Plans for charges at Leasowe Lighthouse have, however, been delayed as the Council has discovered the proposed site is 'common land'.

The Town Hall is legally obliged to consult but has said that the plans will be on display at just three locations - Hoylake Community Centre, West Kirby Concourse and the Floral Pavilion Theatre.

Councillor Chris Blakeley said: “These charges are unnecessary. Instead of raising an extra £250,000, Conservative Councillors have called for the Town Hall to reduce the £2.6 million they are spending on private management consultants.”

“We believe these charges will have the same effect on our fantastic coastal areas as they have in our country parks.  People will either stop visiting or park in nearby residential roads for free, causing problems for people who live there.” 

Residents who wish to make their views known to the Council can do  so  in one of three ways listed below. 

  1. Email Streetscene at the Town Hall
  2. Online using the Council's online survey for this plan
  3. Write: Steve Atkins, Parking Services Manager, Commissioning Support, PO Box 290, Brighton Street, Wallasey

The Town Hall’s consultation closes on Friday 22 June.  

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