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Car parking fees to change this Spring

Parking fees will increase in South Oxfordshire from 1 April this year.

Residents using car parks, run by South Oxfordshire District Council, in Didcot, Goring, Henley, Thame and Wallingford will see between 20p and 60p added to charges for users parking their vehicle depending on how long they park for.

The rise to parking fees and permits was agreed in line with inflation by Cabinet members at a meeting last month. Members also agreed to continue to offer free parking for up to one hour in the district.

The increase was part of an annual review, which looks at costs of the parking service and considers the impact of increased charges on residents and local businesses.

The extra revenue, which is estimated to bring in about £70,000, will be used to help maintain the district’s car parks and pay for ongoing costs for the service.

Cllr Sue Cooper, Cabinet Member for Environment, Climate Change and Nature Recovery, at South Oxfordshire District Council, said, “It’s important for our car parking service to cover its own costs and that’s one of the main reasons we made the difficult decision to put the fees up this year.

“While the cost of parking for over two hours is going up at most of our sites, prices are still very low, and we are still offering the first hour for free to help support local business and to support those residents that cannot avoid driving into town. However, we also want to encourage everyone to help tackle climate change by avoiding unnecessary car journeys and to walk, cycle or use public transport, where they can.”

For more information on the council’s car parks and fees visit www.southoxon.gov.uk/carparks

ENDS

Notes to editor:

Car Parking Fees will change from April 2023 as below:

*Excludes Goldsmiths Lane car park, Wallingford – to be agreed at a later date

Didcot – Edinburgh Drive

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to one hourFreeFree
Up to 2 hours£1.60£1.80
Up to 3 hours£2.20£2.40
Up to 5 hours£2.60£2.80
Up to 10 hrs£5.40£6.00

Henley – Kings Road and Greys Road

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to one hourFreeFree
Up to 2 hours£1.60£1.80
Up to 3 hours£2.20£2.40

Henley – Southfields

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to 5 hours£3.00£3.20
Up to 10 hrs£4.00£4.40

Thame Cattlemarket

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to one hourFreeFree
Up to 2 hours£1.60£1.80
Up to 5 hours£2.60£2.80
Up to 8 hrs£3.00£3.30

Thame Southern Road

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to one hourFreeFree
Up to 2 hours£1.60£1.80
Up to 3 hours£2.20£2.40

Wallingford Thames Street

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to one hourFreeFree
Up to 2 hours£1.60  £1.80
Up to 5 hours£2.60£2.80
Over 5 hours£3.00£3.30

Wallingford Cattlemarket

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to one hourFreeFree
Up to 2 hours£1.60  £1.80
Up to 5 hours£2.60£2.80
Up to 8 hours£3.00£3.30

Wallingford Goldsmiths Lane

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to 2 hoursFreeFree
Up to 3 hours£1.80£2.00
Over 3 hrs£3.60£4.00

Wallingford St Georges Road and Castle Street

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to 8 hrs£2.30£2.50

Goring Wheel Orchard

 Current priceIncrease from April 2023  
Up to one hourFreeFree
Up to 2 hours£1.40£1.60
Up to 5 hours£2.60£2.80
Up to 10 hrs£5.40£6.00

The new permit prices for car parks are:

  • Wheel Orchard car park, Goring:
    • Quarterly permit – £297
    • Annual permit – £1,020
  • Southfields car park, Henley:
    • Quarterly permit – £220
    • Annual permit – £755
  • Cattlemarket car park, Thame:
    • Quarterly permit – £165
    • Annual permit – £567
  • Riverside car park, Wallingford (low season):
    • Quarterly permit – £110
    • Annual permit – £377
  • Riverside car park, Wallingford (high season):
    • Quarterly permit – £165
    • Annual permit – £565

From April 2023, market trader annual permits (one day per week) fees will be:

  • Wheel Orchard, Goring:
    • Quarterly permit – £50
    • Annual permit – £169
  • Southfields car park, Henley:
    • Quarterly permit – £36
    • Annual permit – £125
  • Cattlemarket car parks in Thame and Wallingford:
    • Quarterly permit – £28
    • Annual permit – £95