COUNTY council Cabinet members are being asked to approve plans to make the promenade car park near Aberystwyth harbour free for four months a year.
The Cambrian News reported that “In last week’s edition, it was wrongly reported… …that the thriving communities scrutiny committee had recommended charging motorists to park along the whole stretch of New Promenade from the harbour to the pier between March and October. However, the council has now made it clear that the committee had recommended the harbour car park and other car parks in Rock Street and Church Road in New Quay and South Beach in Aberaeron, are made free between November and February with motorists only charged seasonally between March and October.”
A report into the changes said that “no objections to the proposal have been received” and that Cabinet approval will “now be sought to put the proposals to public consultation”.
It was also reported last week’s that Blue Badge Holders did not have to pay to park at any of the 20-plus council-run car parks.
However, the council wanted to make it clear that only certain badge-holders were previously exempt.
Under new council plans, all Blue Badge holders will now have to pay, but will receive an extra hour of parking for free.
Also there are a total of 26 car parks operated by the county council in Ceredigion, and not 33 as stated.
A firm of consultants, asked by councillors to help them identify areas where they could reduce costs and increase revenue, recommended last year that motorists are charged for parking along the seafront but no decision has yet been made by the council here.