Council brings in £3.2 million from parking

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A report on parking in the East Riding has revealed the council took in more than £3.2million from parking last year.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s annual parking report, which will go before Cabinet next week, reveals the council made a profit of £152,000.

The total income generate by pay and display meters in 2015/16 was £2.31m, with 71% from off street car parking.

Including income generated from permits and parking charge notices the total income shown in the parking account is £3.224million.

The report also says that the “total expenditure on managing and maintaining the car parks, along with the operating costs of administrating the controlled parking zones and civil parking enforcement totals £3.072m.”

This meant the council made a profit of £152,000 which has “been used on specific schemes for maintenance and improvements to the highway,” the report said.

The county council operates 63 off street car parks in the East Riding including three in Pocklington, one in Market Weighton and one in Stamford Bridge.

It also operates a large number of on-street parking facilities, combined totalling 9,500 spaces across the county.

Of the car parks the council operates: 79% are long stay, 12% are medium stay and 9% are short stay.

The report also proposes to continue to collect and review data on car parking occupancy to refine parking provision and review and amend, if necessary, the durations of stays within car parks to improve utilisation and turnover along with various other proposed actions.