Council to cut cost of Ironbridge annual parking permits for businesses

Telford & Wrekin Council will be reducing the cost of Annual Parking Permits for businesses in Ironbridge.

Council to cut cost of Ironbridge annual parking permits for businesses

Last year following ongoing cuts in Government funding, the Council took the difficult decision to increase the cost of these permits to £115 in line with associated increases in the Pay & Display costs in these car parks over previous years. 

However, following a review of these charges and the council’s finances a decision has been taken to revert back to the charge to £55 per year.

Angie Astley, Telford & Wrekin Council’s assistant director for Neighbourhood & Customer Services, said: “This decision has been made to support businesses in The Gorge and reduce the impact that this rise may have had on their local employees.

“It follows on from continuing investment in the Gorge over the last two years including the £17m Jackfield Stabilisation project and more recently the £400,000 investment in The Wharfage footway improvement scheme.

“We will also be carrying out some surface dressing works along The Wharfage this week and this is expected to be completed by Friday.”

This year the Ironbridge Gorge will continue to see further investment as part of the Council’s Pride in Your Community programme which will see a number of schemes delivered over the next few months including:

•Resurfacing of B4373 Madeley Road and Ironbridge Road;

•Road surface improvements to the Wharfage, Tontine Hill, High Street, B4373 Barnetts Leasows, Coalport High Street and the Lloyds Road;

•Footway improvements along Coalport High Street and Station Road

•Replacement railings along the Wharfage

•Drainage improvements adjacent to Hill Top House, Ironbridge Road

•Safety and structural repairs to Madeley Road retaining walls

•Street lighting LED upgrades across the Gorge

•Road marking refreshment across the Gorge

Initial pre-patching works have commenced along The Wharfage in advance of the surface dressing works being undertaken in May.