30 March 2012
Transport and Technical Services would like to remind all users of seasonal car parks that from Monday 2 April they will have to pay to park again.
Parking in the seasonal car parks is free from October to March (inclusive) but come the beginning of April is chargeable at 1 unit per 2 hours. This applies to the following car parks: Lay-bys 5, 6 and 7 on Victoria Avenue, Victoria House, La Perquage at La Route de la Haule, La Mielle at St Aubin, Midbay at St Brelade’s bay, Tams at St Brelade’s bay and Woodford at St Brelade’s bay.
These car parks serve neighbouring beaches. Seasonal charging was introduced some years ago to try to free up more spaces for beach goers; because the parking was previously free, they were being filled up by car owners in the area. The charging mechanism allows fairer use of spaces.
Tristen Dodd, Director of Transport for TTS said “Although there is signage in these seasonal car parks which says that you have to ‘pay and display’, we want to give people an extra reminder, particularly regular users who may not pay as much attention to signage as others.”