The Hereford Times reports that parking charges in the Merton Meadow Car Park are to rise.
Just 18 months after the price rose from £1.50 to £2, Herefordshire Council are set to increase fees to £3 per day. With the charge having been £1 in 2011, the charges will have risen 200% in three years.
It has been noticeable that cars have opted to park in the Merton Meadow car park since the Old Market development opened. With parking charges in the new development around £1.20 an hour, the Council would have noticed the number of empty spaces on the development despite good footfall at the shops, cafes, and cinema on offer.
In other Merton Meadow news, the old ticket hut at the Blackfriars Street entrance was demolished yesterday. The hut, outside the entrance to Addisons and the Starlite Rooms, had been disused for several years and it is now expected that some resurfacing work will now take place to level the war torn road.