5 December. Using its majority in the full meeting the Conservatives voted though price increases on the borough car parks (excluding the leisure and auxiliary car parks). In the 2011-12 financial year the borough raised a shade under £2 million from parking charges. This produced a surplus of £990,000 after costs. There are nine towns in Elmbridge yet Weybridge alone provided a surplus of £410,000 – nearly half. Some car parks are free yet Weybridge’s car parks are the most expensive in the borough. Monument Hill – the most expensive – raises £1,650 per space per year. In many ways Weybridge’s problem is its very success. Even at these prices most of Weybridge’s car parks are often full or nearly full whereas in other towns – even though they have lower charges they are often quite empty.
17 October. The borough is considering proposals that will increase the cost of parking in Weybridge’s car parks. I intend to meet with Cllr Dorothy Mitchell, the borough’s portfolio holder for highways and transport on Thursday. If you have any thoughts or questions about off-street parking – either reply at the bottom of this page or contact me on andrew @ davroche.com. The following is the current proposal.
Much of central Weybridge is taken up by off-street parking – marked red on map.