Councillor Steve Wright

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Heaton Park Pay-and-Display starts 21 May

by prestwichfocus on 15 May, 2018

Pay & Display parking parking, all year round, in Heaton Park will be implemented from 21 May 2018.

An advert was placed in the Manchester Evening News on Tuesday 8 May 2018 as required to seal the Traffic Regulation Orders and bring these into operation.

Residents may remember that Heaton Park (Manchester City Council) consulted on the year-round charges four years ago. At the time Prestwich’s team of Liberal Democrat councillors submitted a strong objection to the proposals, supporting the views of many local residents who were concerned about the impact on our use of the park, and on surrounding streets. Manchester Council decided to go ahead after their consultation process but it has taken four years to make the necessary changes.

(This information is provided by Manchester City Council)

From 21 May 2018 the Pay & Display charges will apply every day from 10am until 5pm, with occasional exceptions for big events. Vehicles should only be left in designated car parks.

First hour £1
One to three hours £2
Over three hours £3
Blue Badge holders can park for free in any available space throughout the car parks, as long as the badge is correctly used.

How to pay for parking:
Cash or card at the machine in the car park and display the ticket in your windscreen, or
pay online using our PayByPhone mobile phone app using the specific car park ID code, which is marked on the ticket machine (ticket not required for this option, but you need to download the app and register before you can use it), or buy an annual parking permit for your vehicle.

If you’re in the park before 10am and want to stay after 10am, you can either:
– buy a ticket when you park (your paid time starts at 10am, so buying a two hour ticket at 8am allows you to park until 12noon); or
– use the PayByPhone app from anywhere in the park. With PayByPhone you can pay for, or top up, your parking ticket when required.

Civil Enforcement Officers will patrol the car parks: anyone that leaves their car without a valid ticket, allows their ticket to expire or parks outside of the marked bay will be issued with a fixed penalty notice.

(More information, including information on annual permits here.)

Residents Concerns
A long-standing concern of local residents has been the impact on parking for the park on nearby residential streets. Residents right round the park – St Margaret’s Road area, the roads off Bury Old Road, and the roads off Sheepfoot Lane, all experience significant problems on busy days in the park.

We are working with the Park, and Bury Council, to see what measures now need to be taken to make sure that residents who live near the park are protected as far as possible and will be speaking to residents in these areas over the coming weeks.

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