Car parking charges to rise THIS MONTH — find out how much

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Parking charges will change on the Isle of Wight.
Parking charges will change on the Isle of Wight.

CAR parking charges on the Isle of Wight will rise at the end of the month.

Islanders and visitors will now have to pay 10p more an hour to park in long and short-stay car parks as well as on-street parking places.

The increase will see the tariffs in short-stay car parks rise up to 30p — with the most expensive fee for parking between two and three hours now at £5.40.

In the more than 40 long-stay car parks across the Island, the most expensive fee will rise by £1 — from £9 to £10 — to park your vehicle between six and ten hours.

The charge to park on Newport High Street, and other short-stay on-street parking areas in the town and in Cowes, will now cost between £1.10 and £4.20 to stay from 30 minutes to up to two hours.

Long-stay on-street parking areas in Cowes, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor and Yarmouth will see tariffs rise by up to 80p with the charge to park for between six and eight hours now costing £9.40.

Isle of Wight County Press:
Isle of Wight County Press:

A new charge will also be introduced for heavy commercial, public service and passenger carrying vehicles who intend to park somewhere for 14 to 24 hours, costing £20.

Other tariffs for such large vehicles will change by up to £1.40.

The Isle of Wight Council approved the price increases in February as part of the Alliance Administration's 2022/23 budget and hoped, at the time, to make an extra £98,900.

Isle of Wight County Press:
Isle of Wight County Press:

The increase was originally set to be introduced at the start of July, in time for the summer holidays, but has been delayed.

They will now come into effect from August 26.

For more information, look in the current edition of the County Press — available in stores now.