Cornwall residents will pay half the cost for a seasonal parking ticket from April, making parking more affordable for those who need to regularly use a Cornwall Council car park.

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Available for drivers who live in Cornwall for at least six months of the year, the Resident Season Ticket can be bought to cover a six-, seven-, or 12-month time period. Tickets, available from 1st April 1, are valid for use in one specified car park.

Information on how to buy a Resident Season Ticket will be available on the council’s car park pages of its website from Monday, 25th March.

“We remain committed to putting the infrastructure in place to make it easier for people to choose more sustainable options for how they travel,” said Richard Williams-Pears, cabinet portfolio holder for transport.

“Road transport makes up about 25% of Cornwall’s carbon emissions and so we all need to look at the journeys we make and the impact this has.

“However, we also know that there are residents who have no option but to drive and regularly park in one of our car parks — for example for work, or because there is no on-street parking near their home. And so we’ve listened to what people have told us and will be introducing the Resident Season Ticket as a result.”