On Tuesday 12 September 2023, the Council’s cabinet met to review parking tariffs and charges. It was agreed to hold a public consultation, to ensure that residents and other stakeholders can help shape the proposals and have their say.
Parking fees across the borough were last increased in 2019. Over this period, inflation has increased by 28 per cent. The proposed changes will bring our tariffs in line with the cost of inflation.
Cllr Sally Symington, our Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Commercial Services, said: “While we continue to work hard to become even more efficient and reduce running costs where possible, we also need to take decisions on increases to charges
and fees, to ensure we can continue to balance our budgets and provide essential and discretionary services to our residents.”
Our proposed parking charges are significantly lower than public sector averages, and local private sector parking charges.
The set of proposals regarding parking fees and charges has been carefully considered to ensure they are fair and proportionate. They will allow us to continue to offer competitive pricing locally for parking and visits to our town and neighbourhood centres.
Alongside these proposals, work is ongoing to install the first Electric Vehicle Charging Point (EVCP) sites in the Forge Car Park, Tring, and High Street Car Park, Hemel Hempstead. It's expected that the charging points will be ready for customers to
use in October.
Installation of EVCPs at a number of other sites in the borough will also be starting soon, and we will release information on when these will be available as the works are finished.
Once all of the new EVCPs are in place as part of the installation programme, Dacorum will become the borough/district with the highest number of these in Hertfordshire, and will also move into the top 20 per cent nationally. We are working towards making
Dacorum net-zero by 2050.
More information and how to get involved
We would like to encourage as many residents and interested parties to get involved in the parking consultation.
The consultation will open on Thursday 21 September (12.01am), and remain open for four weeks until Thursday 19 October 2023 (11.59pm).
We are requesting that comments are submitted using our online engagement platform - Let’s Talk Dacorum. All the information and documents relating to the consultation will be published there.
Hard copies of the consultation and survey are also available at:
- The Forum (Reception), Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN.
- Berkhamsted Library, 185 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HB
- Tring Library, High Street, Tring, HP23 4AF
Please return hard copy forms by post to:
Dacorum Borough Council