Better technology reduces price of car park season tickets!

Release date: 25 July 2016

Recent technological advances in the way that Cotswold District Council processes applications for car park season tickets means that the service can now be delivered more cheaply. As a result, with effect from 1 August the Council will be passing on these savings directly to motorists. From that date, there will be significant savings for those who choose to make one, three or six month flexible payments. For example:

  • six monthly standard all-day season ticket will be slashed from £310 to £209
  • annual season tickets will be reduced by 10% to £418 for a standard all day permit and £216 for a standard five hour permit. 

Cllr Chris Hancock, the CDC Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships, explains:

“We are always looking to work smarter and more efficiently, and the way we process car park season ticket applications has benefited from the introduction of advanced technology which will reduce our overheads considerably. This has enabled us to reduce prices, and I am sure that customers will be pleased.

“The majority of season tickets we sell are for off-street car parks in Cirencester where parking demand has increased significantly over the last twelve months.  This has resulted in the availability of spaces for season ticket holders being very limited at peak times during some days. The Council has provided a named overflow car park for the majority of season ticket holders, but this arrangement has not always proved to be convenient and some people have had to pay to park elsewhere. We have therefore included in the reductions we have made an additional 10% cut for a period of a year whilst we source additional space. We hope this additional reduction will compensate motorists for the difficulties they have encountered.”

What these changes mean is that, with effect from 1 August, the following season ticket charges will apply with the amount of reduction in brackets:  

Car Park1 year6 months 3 months1 month
Off- Peak PLUS - 8am to 10am and 4pm to 6pm plus Saturdays and Sundays. £45 £23 (£2)       N/A         N/A       
Off-Peak - 8am to 10am and 4pm to 6pm. £33 (£3) N/A N/A N/A
Standard - all day £418 (£42) £209
(£109)
£105 (£75)

£35 (£4)

Standard - five hours £262 (£26) £131 (£13) £65 (£7)

£22 (£2)

Beeches, Moreton and West Street, Tetbury £318 (£32) £159 (£76) £80 (£60) £27 (£2)
Beeches, Moreton and West Street, Tetbury - five hours £218 (£70) £109 (£35) £55 (£17) £18 (£6)
Powells School £33 (£3) N/A N/A N/A
Nursery School £33 (£3) N/A N/A N/A

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