Parking charge confusion in Honiton

14:04 15 April 2014

Changes to car parking charges in Honiton have sown confusion among shoppers and businesses in the town.

The Midweek Herald received reports that long-stay parking charges had been increased from £3 to £10 for 24 hours. However, the temporary blip with the parking machines at Lace Walk car park has now been corrected.

A spokesman for East Devon District Council said: “Some car park charges changed on April 1 and it was while machines were being reprogrammed that the short-stay tariff was incorrectly loaded into the long-stay machine.

“This meant it would have cost £10 for 24 hours, but our CEOs would be aware that if someone had purchased a ticket for £3 that would allow them a 24-hour stay. The correct tariff has now been loaded back into the machine and £3 buys a 24-hour ticket.

“There have been no changes to the standard charging structure in Lace Walk short-stay, but we can confirm that we are offering the same deal as last summer – which costs only £1 from 3pm Saturday through to 8am Monday morning.”

The Lace Walk long-stay car park, which is next to the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, will change its name to the Hulbert Gallery car park after the name change was agreed by EDDC’s cabinet.

The cabinet also agreed that 12 out of the 39 spaces of this car park would be managed as a short-stay section. The changes will come into effect shortly.

The EDDC spokesman added: “There are also no changes to parking permits which currently allow permit holders up to three hours, one visit per day, in the short-stay, and as long as they require in the long-stay. These permit restrictions will also be applicable when the Hulbert Gallery car park is split into 12 short-stay spaces and 27 long-stay spaces in due course.”

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:45
A blast from the past: What Honiton High Street once looked like when the town's shops were decked with Christmas light.

Those who are interested in donating should an email to mandynewman55@icloud.com

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
Wood(bury) Stock 2015. Doctors Orders. Photo: Neil Ewins.

A successful blues, roots and folk music festival took place recently at Woodbury’s Malsters Arms.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:45
Musical director Peter Kyrke-Smith and Writer Clare Salter with children from Branscombe,Farway and Broadhembury primary schools for their play in a day. Ref mhh 8110-24-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Budding singers, actors and dancers took to the stage for a one-off show as they put on a musical in a day.

Read more
Mon, 17:00
Axe Valle Communityy College Sixth former Ciaran Murphy at the grand piano with staff and students.

It was a grand performance – in every sense – when students and staff presented ‘A Chamber Music Recital’ at The Axe Valley Community College.

Read more
Mon, 16:19

Police have issued the all-clear after suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been safely dealt with.

Read more
Mon, 15:27

Parts of Exeter city centre remain out of bounds after suspicious packages were found this morning (Monday).

Read more
Mon, 12:40

Police are urging people not to drive into Exeter city centre while an investigation into two suspicious packages is ongoing.

Read more
Mon, 11:40
Books

The scheme, which encourages youngsters to read six books over the summer holidays, has the theme of ‘record breakers’ for 2015.

Read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Night Glow at Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival is a stunning spectacle.

The Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015 is only two weeks away.

Read more
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Year 6 pupils from the Honiton Learning Community at Thelma Hulbert Gallery who recently finished the Invigorwrite course. Ref mhh 9276-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The year five and six pupils have been led through six workshops by Lyme-based creative writing specialists Invigorwrite!

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder