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Reintroduction of car parking charges in Sedgemoor District Council-owned car parks

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Sedgemoor District Council
Corporate Relations Manager:  Claire Faun

Bridgwater House
Direct Dial:  01278 435320

King Square, Bridgwater

Somerset, TA6 3AR                                                                                       e-mail: pressoffice@sedgemoor.gov.uk

General Enquiries:   0300 303 7800                                                                                twitter.com/SedgemoorDC

Date:  June 9, 2020

Reintroduction of car parking charges in Sedgemoor District Council-owned car parks

As from Monday, 15th June, car parking charges in SDC-owned car parks (see list below), will be re-introduced, after their suspension on April 1.  All SDC car parks operate a pay by phone option, should people not want to use the ticket machines.    There will be an increased cleaning regime for ticket machines.

Car parking charges is a key source of funding for the services that councils provide, none more so than at this difficult time.  All councils across the country are facing very challenging financial circumstances. Car parking charges are a very important source of income for Sedgemoor; one that without we will have significantly less resources to do work such as supporting town centres.

SDC is working with town and parish councils to be promoting our town centres, encouraging people to return to shop safely.

Signs have been put on the car park machines as well as other advisory signs in car parks.


Background information

Some councils chose not to suspend car-parking charges at all.

Sedgemoor owns and operates 18 car parks across the district with a total of 1,691 parking spaces; with 791 spaces being within the five car parks in Burnham on Sea and Highbridge.


Eastover and St. John Street Shoppers
Mount Street (East)
Mount Street (West)
Eastover Short Stay
Market Street
Dampiet Street
Eastover Park


High Street
Oxford Street
Pier Street East
Pier Street South
Pier Street West
Discount car park

Bank Street, Highbridge


Church Street
Cliff Street


Claire Faun
Corporate Relations Manager
Sedgemoor District Council
Bridgwater House
King Square
Somerset    TA6 3AR

Tel:        01278 435320
Email:  pressoffice@sedgemoor.gov.uk
Web:     http://sedgemoor.gov.uk

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