9th Dec, 2019

Rallying call for Lickey Hills Country Park users to have their say on proposed car parking charges

Tristan Harris 10th Sep, 2019 Updated: 10th Sep, 2019

A RALLYING call has been issued to people to have their say on proposed car parking charges for the beauty spot.

Birmingham City Council’s cabinet approved fees for seven parks across the city in 2017 and they have already been introduced at Cannon Hill Park.

Now Lickey Hills Country Park users are being asked for their views on the plans for the car parks on Warren Lane, Rose Hill and Beacon Hill.

The council said revenue generated would be reinvested in the upkeep of the parks and their car parks, improving accessibility and addressing traffic issues.

All of the car parks are in need of improvement, but Beacon Hill and Rose Hill car parks have both been identified as having safety concerns and require major investment to ensure they are fit for purpose.

The fees would be 50p for one hour, £2.20 for up to four hours and £3.30 for all-day.

Coaches would be charged £16,50 for parking on Beacon Hill only and an annual ticket would be £52. Blue badge holders would still park for free.

A consultation on the proposed car parking charges will be held from midday to 2pm on Thursday afternoon, September 12, in the Old School Room – adjacent to the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre.

There will be another one from 6pm to 8pm next Thursday, September 19, at the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre itself, Warren Lane.

To view the proposals and have your say online visit birmngham.gov.uk/lickeyhillsparking

Alternatively, email views and queries to lickeyhillsconsultation@birmingham.gov.uk

The council will also be conducting face-to-face questionnaires through a clipboard exercise within the park on random days throughout the consultation period.

The Lickey Hills Society is urging people to have their say before the consultation deadline on September 29 so a realistic gauge of public opinion can be obtained by the council.

 

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