Rotherham Council is set to freeze parking fees in the town centre, recognising that footfall continues to decline.
Proposals to amend parking charges in the town centre were brought in during 2016 to “generate additional income in order to help ensure a more self-financing Parking Service which currently has an “underlying budget pressure” of £137,000.”
The RAC Foundation recently published figures that showed that parking operations at Rotherham Council made £496,000 in the last financial year. The authority’s 2016-17 Parking Operations Surplus was 40% higher than the £353,000 reported in the previous year.
Approving its latest budget where £15.1m of savings are set to be made in the next financial year, the authority is set to increase the majority of fees it charges by 3% in line with inflation.