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Welshpool car parks coin in £135k

Created on 10/08/2019 @ 18:01
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Despite a wealth of free parking for Welshpool shoppers, Powys County Council is still coining almost £135,000 from its two car parks in the town.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service has discovered that the town’s pair of car parks have contributed towards the nearly £1 million in revenue that the top 10 car parks have made the regional authority from April 2018 and March 2019.

The Freedom of Information request showed that Berriew Street Car Park had earned £78,127.93, while Church Street made £56,293.72 in the same period.

While charges have gone up, it is still a healthy increase on the £50,696.30 that Berriew Street Car Park made back in 2012/13, when Tesco first opened up with its free parking.

But it pales in comparison to the £353,350 raked in by Conwy Council from on-street parking charges at Llandudno promenade. Second on the North and Mid Wales list for parking revenue was the main car park in Barmouth, which brought in £297,158.66 over the 12-month period.

Bodhyfryd car park in Wrexham brought in £239,503.62 to the county borough council.

Powys car parks top 10 revenue earners


Oxford Road, Hay-On-Wye £192,246.78
George Street, Brecon £148,980.08
Back Lane, Newtown £136,247.63
Beaufort Street, Crickhowell £100,732.46
Berriew Street, Welshpool £78,127.93
Gravel, Newtown £63,602.52
The Groe, Builth Wells £57,264.64
Mill Lane/Church Street Welshpool £56,293.72
Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth £51,238.97
Watton Car Park, Brecon £43,582.37

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