Parking charge increase

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news on such a sunny day but don’t forget Bath & North East Somerset council will be implementing changes to off-street parking and permit charges from Tuesday, November 8th.  

The changes, only the second price increase in the last 12 years, were consulted on in September and will see an increase in the cost of parking across the region. A two-hour stay at Avon Street will now cost £3.40, an increase of 20p and a two-hour stay at Ashton Way, Keynsham will go up from 40p to 60p. 

The new proposed changes were announced 25 August this year after the decision to increase off-street parking charges was agreed by the council as part of its budget-setting. 

A public consultation received 150 responses. You can view the Consultation Outcome Summary here

The new charges will affect: 

  • Bath car park charges
  • Keynsham car park charges
  • Car park season ticket charges
  • Electric vehicle charging in long stay car parks
  • Reserved space parking permits in residents’ permit holder only car parks
  • New seasonal parking charges at The Shallows car park in Saltford
  • New charges for parking at Park and Ride car parks for those not using the service
  • Removal of the 10% residents parking saver discount in car parks

A summary of the charges can be read here.

Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport said: “These are relatively small changes and only the second time in 12 years that they have increased.

“We want to help shift the way people get around to encourage more walking, wheeling, cycling and public transport, especially for shorter journeys, as part of our Journey to Net Zero ambitions. 

“Thank you to everyone who shared their views in the public consultation.”