29 April 2016

Changes to parking charges in Brunswick

Parking charges in the Brunswick area of Hove will change from next Tuesday, 3 May. The tariffs, in the Area M parking zone, will be as follows:

  • 1 hour £2
  • 2 hours £3
  • 4 hours £4

Residents in this area have been unable to park because non-residents are dominating shared permit or pay-and-display bays. The price changes will help protect residents’ spaces.

Other parking tariffs in the city changed in April but the Brunswick changes were dependent on a new traffic order to create a Brunswick tariff band which has now been agreed. Parking charges for all the areas in the city can be found here.

All the city’s charges are set at rates intended to improve transport management which in turn reduces congestion, improves air quality and encourages alternatives to the car.

As with the Brunswick area, the new tariffs are precisely-targeted.  Less-busy outer car parks like London Road and Oxford Court are having price cuts, encouraging drivers to walk the last bit of the journey and taking pressure off the busy central roads.

There are a number of ways to pay for parking in the city, including by cash or credit card at a machine or in shops with a PayPoint facility and by PayByPhone. Find out more about these options. The council also offers a range of parking permits.

Any surplus from parking income is reinvested into transport. A large proportion of it is spent on providing 46,000 free bus passes for elderly and disabled people, which the council has a legal duty to provide.

More information can be found in our Parking Annual Reports

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