apologises for Burnham seafront 'winter parking fees' error
County Council has quashed concerns that it is planning to introduce
winter parking charges along Burnham-On-Sea seafront.
comes after a new parking machine was installed on The Esplanade
this week that displays a "winter tariff," even though
winter parking has been free for several years.
machine states that four hours winter parking will cost £1
between October 1st and 31st March.
contacted Somerset County Council - which oversees parking along
The Esplanade - to check whether new charges are being introduced.
spokesman Peter Elliott told us: "The new machine in question
replaced a previous machine that was no longer functioning. Unfortunately,
the wrong tariff card has been used by our contractor but we will
arrange for it to be replaced."
added: "There are currently no plans to introduce winter charging
along the seafront in Burnham-On-Sea."
proposals in the future will be clearly advertised and only implemented
after any objections, comments or concerns have been considered."
Above, the incorrect tariff card on the seafront parking machine
and, top, one of the machines along Burnham's Esplanade