Motorists face paying more to park up in the Moorlands three towns

MOTORISTS are faced with paying more to use council-run car parks in Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph.

The increased charges approved by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council cabinet members are as follows:

LEEK

Short-stay: A rise of 60p to 80p for up to one hour. For two hours up from £1.10p to £1.30p, and for three hours from £1.50 to £1.70.

Long-stay: From £2 to £2.20 for up to 10 hours.

CHEADLE

Short-stay: Up from 50p to 70p for one hour, from £1 to £1.20 for two hours and from £1.40p to £1.60p for three hours.

Long-stay: Up from £1.80  to £2 for up to 10 hours.

BIDDULPH

Short-stay: Up from 40p to 60 for the first two hours. Up to three hours will increase from 60p to 80p and, for up to 10 hours, from £1.40p to £1.60p.

In the last financial year car parking charges across the Staffordshire Moorlands generated income of £590,000 for the district council.