Posted: Thu 13th Jul 2023

Garden Waste fees and car park charges to rise in Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 13th, 2023


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Senior councillors in Flintshire are set to discuss increases in garden waste collection fees and car park charges at their meeting next week.

Flintshire Council’s Cabinet has been tasked with approving a newly revised schedule of fees and charges.

This revision adheres to the Council’s Income Generation Policy, which requires a yearly review of fees and charges.

The proposed changes include a 20p rise in car parking charges, and the introduction of new evening parking fees at County Hall and Theatr Clwyd in Mold.

However, the Council is also proposing a “Free After Three” scheme, which will offer free parking in town centre car parks after 3pm from Monday to Saturday.

The suggested revisions also include a £3 increase in garden waste collection charges.

This increase will change the current £32 fee to £35 before 1st March and from £35 to £38 for subscriptions on or after 1st March.

Councillor Paul Johnson, Cabinet Member for Finance, commented:

“The Council provides a wide range of services, some of which are chargeable and contribute to our Medium-Term Financial Strategy.

We review fees and charges annually to ensure they achieve full cost recovery or a rate comparable to the market. This is in line with the principles contained within the Council’s Income Generation Policy.

The fees and charges have been reviewed in accordance with inflation.”

Councillor Dave Hughes, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Regional Transport Strategy, said:

“Parking in Flintshire has always offered exceptional value and has been competitively priced in our town centres.

I am pleased to propose ‘free after three’, providing free parking in town centre car parks after 3pm from Monday to Saturday. The aim is to encourage residents and visitors to spend more time in our town centres for shopping and leisure, supporting local businesses in the process.

Users of the car parks will continue to have the option to use cash at pay and display machines or utilise the PayByPhone app.”

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