Mole Valley's Parking Charges

Mole Valley District Council is increasing parking charges in its car parks from 60p to £1 per hour throughout the district. These new charges come into effect from 1st August 2018.

Councillor David Hawksworth CBE, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing said, "Our parking charges have been held at the very low rate of 60p for the initial hour since 2009 and after nine years, the time has come to bring them more into line with those applied in surrounding areas. 

"We are committed to investing in our parking service.  This increase is essential in order to fund much needed improvements in our car parks. This will include upgrading all our pay and display machines so it will be easier to pay using a card or via a smartphone. 

"With this increase, we will be able to undertake a complete programme of upgrades in all the car parks we own.  At the same time, we will also be investing in electric vehicle infrastructure by installing charging points in some car parks.

"Our popular 30-minute free parking bays in Dorking will remain and we have recently provided additional 30-minute free parking bays in other carparks; ten in Leatherhead and seven in Ashtead.  Parking remains free in Mole Valley every evening after 6pm, all day Sunday and all day at Bank Holidays.  Further, we do not charge blue badge holders for parking in our car parks at any time.

"I am also proud that Mole Valley has been able to have enjoyed the lowest car park charges in Surrey for some years and that having carefully studied the parking charges in other areas, we remain competitive."

More details about the parking charges can be found at www.molevalley.gov.uk/parking.

Notes to Editor:

The one hour charge of 60p came into effect in 2009. In 2013 parking charges were reformatted when a penny-a-minute charge was introduced. That meant some charges increased whilst others decreased. The 60p for one hour charge remained unchanged.

Mole Valley District Council Car Parking Charges


Charges

Until 31st July 2018

From 1st August 2018

1 hour

60p

£1

2 hours

£1.20

£2

3 hours

£1.80

£3

4 hours

£2.40

£4

5 hours

£3

£5

6 hours

£3.60

£6

Additional time can be bought in 5p increments. 5p will buy three minutes parking time, once initial hour or hours have been purchased.

Ashtead and Bookham car parks retain the 30 minute minimum stay option. This is rising from 30p for 30 mins to 50p for 30 minutes.

Last Updated: 04/07/2018




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