Decision details

Car parking and Toilets

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This decision is urgent as it reflects the current crises. The decision is being made to ensure that social distancing measures are implemented and also to protect staff from collecting cash and cleaning potentially infected areas.
There is a significant financial implication in not charging in car parks. This is around £260k per month. However, most Councils are either not charging or not enforcing.

Even if we carried on charging, income would be down as shops are shut and people are isolating.


Cease charging on Council car parks and close public toilets

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - As above, Cease charging in public car parks and close public toilets.
Option 2 - Not enforcing. The difficulty with this is that if people think that they still have to pay, they will do so and we will then have the issue of cash collection.
Option 3 -none

Publication date: 20/05/2020

Date of decision: 24/03/2020