Liverpool city centre parking charges cut

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The cost of car parking at pay and display bays in Liverpool city centre has been reduced.

The new charges, which come into force on Friday, mean drivers will pay 10p less for up to an hour and 40p less for two hours.

The maximum stay will also be increased from two to four hours, with a capped price of £5.

The cost of parking all day at the Mount Pleasant car park will drop from £7 to £4.

People parking in car parks in the London Road area will also benefit from a 10% reduction in charges, with the maximum capped at £3.50 for more than three hours.

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said the prices would be a welcome boost to motorists and city centre businesses.

He said: "This an important time of year for our retailers and it's vital we do as much as we can to support them."

Liverpool City Council's Cabinet Member for Transport, Tim Moore, said: "The cuts to parking charges - the first we've made in a number of years - are aimed at making Liverpool city centre a more attractive destination."

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