Sheffield parking charges to rise again

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FURTHER price rises will hit the travelling public over the coming weeks and months as car parking charges are set to rise around Sheffield.

The council is doubling the 20p fee for an hour’s on-street parking in areas outside the city centre where charges apply. The new 40p rate comes into force from April 15.

Parking at council car parks is staying the same apart from near the Wicker, with rates at Stanley Lane, Willey Street and Wicker Lane car parks increasing from 25p to 40p for the first hour and from 50p to 80p for two hours.

Other charges at the three sites are staying the same.

From June, the council is raising on-street parking rates around the city centre by between 5p and 10p in the one- and two-hour parking zones, and by between 5p and 35p in the 10-hour parking zone on the edge of the city centre.

The parking charge rise comes after rates were increased by 5p in many zones in February.

A Sheffield Council spokesman said: “An increase in parking charges across the city was approved with the budget. The increase to on-street parking in permit parking zones is the first since 2007. In Sharrowvale and Broomhill, motorists can still take advantage of having the first 15 minutes of parking free.”

The price rises follow news Stagecoach is increasing tram prices, with city centre fares up from £1.20 to £1.50, and other singles rising by 10p. Dayrider and Explorer bus and tram tickets are rising by 20p. The company’s most popular weekly and monthly tickets, plus single bus fares, are unchanged.