Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Drivers Overcharged £300,000 For Parking

news - parking
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:01am 12th March 2014

Pirate FM has learnt we are being overcharged for parking in Cornwall - by £300,000 a year.

It is because the council's machines do not give any change.

Last year it made £307,000, down from £340,000 the year before for "over vend."

A spokesperson for County Hall said: "In Cornwall there are over 250 pay and display machines in locations from Bude to Porthcurno and if these machines gave change there would have to be a mechanism to ensure they were continually stocked with sufficient change and to address the situation if they were not.  

"The logistical problems of doing this would be great and would result in a high cost. The "base level" of change would also be left in the machines at all times making them much more prone to vandalism and theft.

"We currently offer a cashless payment option for those people who not have the correct change via the Ringo mobile phone payment system. The cost to change all our machines in one go would be significant although we do upgrade machines as they become obsolete. As they are replaced we will consider other options for cashless payment.

"The amount of overspend only represents about 2% of our total income from car parking charges. Like any surplus parking income it is used to support transportation requirements such as road maintenance and concessionary bus fares."

7:01am 12th March 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
pendeen crash boscaswell terrace

Pensioner Dies After Crash With Parked Car

He was taken to hospital after it happened in Pendeen

police tape

Alleged Assault Cordons Off Cornish Park

It happened in Wadebridge and one man has been arrested

Most read
lorry stuck at pentewan

PHOTO: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

And it has been there for over 12 hours!

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

T2: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Showbiz News: Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great.

President Donald Trump's America will withdraw from the world

World News: America is entering a new era of insularity. Ending an age of free trade and heralding one of protectionism. 

Andy Murray makes winning start at Australian Open

Sports News: World number one Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday.

US Congress broadcast interrupted by Russian channel RT

Strange News: An online broadcast of a US network from the floor of the House of Representatives has been bizarrely interrupted by the Russian news site RT.

Newer article

Man Cut Free From Crashed Car

Cornwall News: 15 firefighters scrambled to accident near Bodmin

Older article

VIDEO: Landslip Alert for Cornwall

Cornwall News: After massive waves, floods and torrential rain - the council warns cliff collapses could be next

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.