Worthing car park tariffs on the agenda

WORTHING Borough Council is still on track to regain control of tariff-charging at the town’s multi-storey car parks.

After off-street parking was discussed at a key committee meeting, Worthing council leader Paul Yallop told the Herald: “That seems to be the way it is going.”

The Worthing-Adur councils’ joint overview and scrutiny committee, meeting on Thursday, discussed off-street parking in Worthing, including the multi-storeys.

Worthing’s off-street parking contract with NCP ends in April, 2014, and councillors have been considering their response to complaints that parking charges have had a detrimental effect on the town’s trading economy.

One option was to extend NCP’s contract/agreement for a further 10 years, but re-negotiate so the council can regain tariff control and possibly other changes. The committee was told NCP had confirmed a willingness to do this. It was decided to refer the matter to the joint strategic committee, which meets next Thursday.