Parking charges set to double at Southwater Country Park

Parking charges at Southwater Country Park are set to double under new proposals from Horsham District Council.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 11:03 am

Councillors are planning to introduce the increases with effect from April 19.

It will mean people having to pay £6 to park all day from April 1 to October 31, instead of the current £3.

It is also planned to increase parking for up to an hour from the current 50p to £1, and to increase the charge for parking for up to three hours from £1.50 to £2, and to charge £3 for parking between three and four hours.

Southwater Country Park
Southwater Country Park

Between November 1 and March 31, parking is currently free on weekdays but is set to cost £1 under the new proposals.

During the winter, it currently costs £3 to park all day on Saturdays and Sundays and that is set to go up to £6.

There will also be weekend charges for shorter periods: £1 for up to an hour, £2 for one to three hours, and £3 for three to four hours.

The charges will operate year-round between 9am - 6pm, instead of currently between 10am and 4pm in winter and 10am - 6pm in summer.

Anyone who wants to comment on the proposals can contact Parking Services at Horsham District Council before April 2.