At today’s meeting of Cabinet (Wednesday 13th), a set of parking tariff proposals were unanimously agreed, including the removal of the existing pay and display fees in 5 of the authority’s Country Parks, as Cabinet recognise the significant health benefits of utilising the sites.
The meeting follows the recent decision taken by Cabinet to extend the suspension of parking charges across the county until the end of March, in a bid to support key workers and encourage residents to shop local for essential supplies.
The proposals will see FREE parking continue in the council owned car parks of Parc Coed Tir Bargoed, Parc Cwm Darran, Parc Penallta, Pen-y-Fan Pond and Sirhowy Valley Country Park.
Cllr. John Ridgewell Cabinet Member for Environment & Infrastructure said, “We are very fortunate to have some fantastic country parks in our county and recognise that visiting them will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of our community. It’s important that everyone continues to adhere to the current coronavirus restrictions, but after the restrictions are eased, and the advice on travelling to exercise has changed, residents and visitors will then be able to travel to these sites to enjoy all they have to offer and park free of charge.”