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#661291 - 1st Feb 2012 11:20pm Car parking charges
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Over the last couple of days I have been travelling around a bit for work, one thing that has struck me is the difference in charges for council car parking in various locations, examples :-

Formby - on street parking free for two hours
Crosby - 80p for two hours
Cheadle - 30p for two hours
Frodsham - Free parking for up to two hours

Compsre and contrast to Wirral

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#661345 - 2nd Feb 2012 12:17am Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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#661374 - 2nd Feb 2012 7:31am Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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New Brighton, free all day, sounds good to me

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#661393 - 2nd Feb 2012 9:33am Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Haven't been into Birkenhead or Liscard since May last year, we go shopping in Mold 20p, Widnes free, this lot of political dunces we have in charge are killing even stopping at shops with double yellow lines, crossing, fences and very high parking fees and that bloody car with the telescopic camera, cheaper to go out of town these days and even to other towns than go to our local town shopping centres.

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#661395 - 2nd Feb 2012 9:40am Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Fair enough if you like going to Mold or Widnes etc. But wont be the saving in carparking charges be more than off-set by the extra petrol used?

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#661417 - 2nd Feb 2012 11:19am Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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If parking in the town centres were free you can be almost certain that the car parks would then be full up. The complaint then would be "I never go to town because I can't park". I personally don't think the charges are unreasonable at around £1 an hour

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#661420 - 2nd Feb 2012 11:31am Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Be thankful you don't live in Cambridge! We had to pay the following for parking:


Up to 1 hour £1.80 (M-F 0730-1700) £1.90 (Sat 0900-1700)
Up to 2 hours £3.50 £3.80
Up to 3 hours £5.20 £5.50
Up to 4 hours £8.50 £9
Up to 5 hours £15.50 £16
Over 5 hours £22 £22

Sundays were £1.80/hr!

I think the cheapest car park in the city centre was about £1.20 an hour. I nearly died the first time I went shopping there and had to pay £22 for parking!!
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#661521 - 2nd Feb 2012 2:05pm Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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I don't go to Birkenhead because there's nothing there. Parking and rabid parking wardens are just another factor.

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#661547 - 2nd Feb 2012 3:08pm Re: Car parking charges [Re: Duxdeluxe]
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Originally Posted By: Duxdeluxe
New Brighton, free all day, sounds good to me


Lol, defo, but thats just a ploy to try and get people back down that way smile
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#661559 - 2nd Feb 2012 3:30pm Re: Car parking charges [Re: davew3]
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[quote=davew3]Haven't been into Birkenhead or Liscard since May last year,quote

I hardly ever go to Birkenhead as I hate paying to park. If going I leave my car at the Train station and go to Conway Park Station.

Find Bromborough very handy for free parking and choice of shops

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#661607 - 2nd Feb 2012 6:02pm Re: Car parking charges [Re: Touchstone]
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Originally Posted By: Touchstone
Fair enough if you like going to Mold or Widnes etc. But wont be the saving in carparking charges be more than off-set by the extra petrol used?
Not to mention the sly Gatso and speed traps along the way

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#661650 - 2nd Feb 2012 7:42pm Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Thank yourselfs lucky you don't work at Liverpool one like myself. no




Day rate†(09:00-16:00)†

Up to 1 hour †£2.40
Up to 2 hours †£4.80
Up to 3 hours †£7.00
Up to 4 hours† †£9.00
Up to 10 hours †£10.00
Up to 11 hours †£12.00
Up to 12 hours †£13.00†
24†hours †£14.00
Evening rate (16:00-09:00)†
†1 hour††††††††††† †£2.40 Up to a max of £6.00

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#661668 - 2nd Feb 2012 8:05pm Re: Car parking charges [Re: ]
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Registered: 30th Apr 2009
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Originally Posted By: _Jase_
Thank yourselfs lucky you don't work at Liverpool one like myself. no




Day rate†(09:00-16:00)†

Up to 1 hour †£2.40
Up to 2 hours †£4.80
Up to 3 hours †£7.00
Up to 4 hours† †£9.00
Up to 10 hours †£10.00
Up to 11 hours †£12.00
Up to 12 hours †£13.00†
24†hours †£14.00
Evening rate (16:00-09:00)†
†1 hour††††††††††† †£2.40 Up to a max of £6.00


I paid £12:50 to park all day today at Williamson Square. I am glad the company's paying for it. I would definitely get the train if I was there for pleasure.

I actively avoid anywhere that charges for parking and spend my money elsewhere. I really don't like the principle of it especially when you can get what you want at retail parks and supermarkets instead.

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#661691 - 2nd Feb 2012 8:42pm Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
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Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Use ya nod n go shopping after 15:00 on weekday if your going to Bhead. It's free, and there isnt enough shops there to warrant more than a few hours shopping lol.

Or as above, Brom is okay, so long as they have what you want. There is free parking everywhere (except Liverpool City Centre), if you are prepared to walk 5 minutes. I've never understood why people are okay to spend 3 hours walking round shops etc, and need to park 2 seconds walk away and pay a fiver for the privilege lol.

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#661741 - 2nd Feb 2012 10:18pm Re: Car parking charges [Re: Brown_Horrocks]
Littlebear Offline
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Registered: 29th Jun 2011
Posts: 193
Loc: Wirral
That's true, even parking in a railway car park and using the train is cheaper than paying a few hours Liverpool parking.
Birkenhead Asda car park is free after 3pm as well.

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