December 13 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Shoppers at one of Norwich’s malls face an increase in car parking charges.
From October 15 Castle Mall is putting up its car parking tariffs for up to four hours, and the centre will no longer offer free parking after 5pm on Thursdays.
Currently the parking tariffs are £1 per hour for up to four hours, £8 for four to six hours, £12 for six to eight hours, and £20 for over eight hours, while the evening tariff is £1.50 each evening after 6pm except for Thursday when parking is free after 5pm.
From October 15 the new charges will be: £1.10 for up to one hour; £2.20 for one to two hours; £3.30 for two to three hours; and £4.40 for three to four hours.
The charges for over four hours will remain the same as before. The evening tariff of £1.50 every day after 6pm will also continue but there will no longer be free parking on Thursdays after 5pm.
Paul McCarthy, centre manager at Castle Mall, said: “We work really hard to keep our car parking charges as competitive as possible for our customers and we remain the best value, short stay, car parking option in Norwich city centre.
“The above changes are the first increase in the 0-4 hour time band for 10 years and follow a significant investment in new equipment to improve the customer experience.
“For 64pc of visitors this means an increase of either 10p or 20p each time they park with us and for those staying over four hours no increase at all. The £1.50 fixed evening tariff also remains unchanged and excellent value.”
Shoppers will also now be able to pay for car parking by credit or debit card.
The Castle Mall has nearly 800 car park spaces - 710 at car park one off Market Avenue and 81 at car park two off Farmers Avenue.