Council delays implementing parking charges

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Motorists in Calderdale will not have to pay to park in several of the borough’s remaining free car parks until after Christmas and New Year.

Calderdale Council has delayed implementing charges in 10 car parks: Brig Royd at West Vale; Royd Lane in Ripponden; Church Lane, Mill Lane and Bank Street in Brighouse; Oxford Street, Dale Street and Dalton Street in Todmorden; and Haugh Shaw Road and Queens Road at King Cross.

The council recently announced that work was starting on putting charges into place in these car parks by mid-November, and on addressing the parking issues in the Skircoat area around Calderdale Royal Hospital. The work in Skircoat is still going ahead as planned and is due to be completed by mid-November.

However, the introduction of charges in several of the remaining free car parks has been delayed until the end of January 2014, and so has the introduction of an evening parking charge in Halifax.