With a public consultation due to start on proposed rises (in some cases massive) to Cornwall Council car parking charges, the fees are now available.

The ABC of parking means that parking in Bude will be extremely expensive, as Bude will be in Zone A during the peak months:

Zone A – 30mins (short stay only) £1.30; 1hour £2.20; 2hours £4.40; 3hours £5.50; 4hours £6.50; All day 9am to 6pm £10; Evening 6pm to midnight £2.50

Zone B – 30mins (short stay only) 60p; 1hour £1; 2hours £2.40; 3hours £3.60; 4hours £4.80; All day £6

Zone C – 30mins (short stay) 50p; 1hour 90p; 2hours £1.50; 3hours £2; 4hours £2.50; All day £5.50

Crescent, Bude; Crooklets Beach, Bude; Summerleaze Beach, Bude, will all go to Zone B in low season, some recompense for locals, perhaps?

Wharf, Bude, will be Zone B all year round, and Widemouth Bay will be Zone A for high season, Zone C for low.

The proposed parking tariffs are set to be discussed by Cornwall Council’s Cabinet when it meets next week. The full list of parking and zones is here.

The Cabinet will be asked to support the new zonal charges ahead of public consultation which will start on March 2 and finish on March 23.

If the new charges are approved they would be implemented in May 2023.