New ‘bulk buy’ parking gives users option to park at cheaper rate
10 May 2018
Car park users who bulk buy tickets will pay a maximum of only a few pounds for all day parking following the introduction of a new Cornwall Council offer to reduce parking rates for residents.
Drivers can now bulk buy ‘all day’ parking sessions through the JustPark App (subject to a minimum purchase of £47).
The new offer will bring down the cost of all day parking in all long stay Cornwall Council pay and display car parks. The daily rate is based on the cost of annual season tickets for either a specific car park or number of car parks within an area. For example in Truro, bulk buying sessions reduces the cost of all day parking from £8 to £2.19, while in Penzance, the cost is less than £1.
While season tickets for a set time period (one month, three months, six months and yearly) are available for drivers to buy on the Council's website, sessions bought in bulk through JustPark can be used at any point during a two year period.
Cornwall Council cabinet member for Transport Geoff Brown said the option provided car park users flexibility in the way they pay to park.
"With this option, you 'load' money on to your parking account through the JustPark App and pay for the cheaper all day parking sessions when you use them. It’s like pre-paid for your phone but providing a discount too," he said. "This gives residents more choice. Even if you only use a car park once a week, this soon pays for itself and is a big improvement on what we have offered before. It’s particularly aimed at residents so they can park at a reduced rate even if they only use the car park once a week."
As part of the changes to tariffs which came into effect on 1 April, we have also introduced free parking in the majority of Council car parks in the evenings. People who responded to last year's town parking review highlighted concerns about the lack of on-street parking at night and businesses and Cornwall councillors have also told us that abolishing evening parking charges will help support local economies.