30 March 2015
All users of seasonal car parks are being reminded that from Wednesday 1 April, they will have to pay to park again.
Parking in the seasonal car parks is free from October to March (inclusive) but is charged at 1 unit per 2 hours from the beginning of April.
This applies to the following car parks:
- Lay-bys 5, 6 and 7 on Victoria Avenue
- Victoria House (Bel Royal Hamburger Bar)
- 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
- Woodford at St Brelade’s bay.
Car parks serving beaches
These car parks serve neighbouring beaches. Seasonal charging was introduced some years ago to try to free up more spaces for beach goers. When the parking was previously free, the car parks were being filled up by car owners who lived in the area. The charging mechanism allows fairer use of spaces.
Transport and Technical Services' Director of Transport, Tristen Dodd, 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."