A NUMBER of new cheap all-day and ‘early bird’ parking tariffs will come into effect this weekend at council-operated car parks in South Lakeland.

Following a review of parking tariffs at other car parks in the district, South Lakeland District Council is making the following changes from Sunday April 1;

·Hampsfell Road, Grange: £1 a day ‘early bird’ on tickets bought before 9am

· Broad Street, Windermere: £1 a day ‘early bird’ on tickets bought before 9am will allow drivers to park in the designated ‘early bird’ spaces only

· Lake Road, Ambleside: £1 a day ‘early bird’ on tickets bought before 9am (initial three month trial)

· Sandes Avenue, Kendal: 20 pence per hour parking seven days a week up to four hours, and £1 for over four hours

All of these tariffs will be available to all car park users.

An additional low-cost public car park will be available to motorists in Kendal after arrangement were made with Kendal Snowsports Club.

The car park at Kendal Snowsports Club, at Canal Head, will be available for £1 a day parking from Sunday, adding 44 spaces plus two blue badge spaces close to the town centre. For security reasons the ticket machine on this car park will be card only with chip and pin and contactless payment options.

The car park will available to all drivers seven days a week until 15 September 2018, and between 16 September 2018 and 19 April 2019 (Good Friday) it will be available to all drivers Monday to Friday. This is to accommodate additional weekend use by club members over the autumn/winter period.

The £1 a day ‘early bird’ tariff on tickets bought before 9am at the Westmorland Shopping Centre in Kendal will also be continuing.