Car park charge ru­mour de­nied

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - News -

A COUN­CIL­LOR with the sur­name Fer­rari has de­nied charges at ru­ral car parks in one West county are about to rocket.

Fi­nance briefholder for the new Dorset Coun­cil and a mem­ber of the shadow Wey­mouth Town Coun­cil, Cllr Tony Fer­rari, says there is no truth what­so­ever in the ru­mour.

A meet­ing in the town was told that the new au­thor­ity is plan­ning to in­crease charges to bring the rest of the area in line with Wey­mouth’s charges; to in­crease some charges in Wey­mouth and scrap free park­ing after 6pm and on Sun­days.

Cllr Fer­rrari said: “I hate to ruin a good story but there’s no truth in it at all.

“We have no plans at the mo­ment to in­crease any car park­ing charges al­though I dare say in fu­ture that it is some­thing we will have to look at.”

Paid coun­cil-owned car parks across ru­ral Dorset, with a few mi­nor ex­cep­tions, will all trans­fer to the new uni­tary Dorset Coun­cil in April when the ex­ist­ing dis­trict and bor­ough coun­cils cease to ex­ist.

One of the ex­cep­tions is Port­land where the free car parks are ex­pected to go to the town coun­cil and at Corfe Cas­tle where a small car park, used by res­i­dents, will be trans­ferred to the parish coun­cil.

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