Motorists are now being charged up to £2.40 to leave their vehicles on selected car parks in the upper Calder Valley.
The charges, which came in to force on Monday, saw new or revised charges brought on the Dale Street, Oxford Street, and Dalton Street car parks in Todmorden, and the Station Road site in Hebden bridge.
In Todmorden, motorists are being charged 20p for 30 minutes to stay on any of those three car parks, while it costs £2.40 to stay all day.
You can park all day at the Station Road car park in Hebden Bridge for £3 or for £1 on Saturdays.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member for economy and environment, Coun Barry Collins, said: “These changes mean we will have more parking spaces available where people need them – whether they want to visit our shops, go for a coffee with friends, have a trip to the cinema or a meal at one of our many restaurants. And we realise many people will want to spend longer in our town centres so we’ve extended the length of time you can park, whilst at the same time making it cheaper, helping to boost the local economy.”
Meanwhile, the council has reduced the price of annual parking permits from £792 to £594, offering a saving of £198.00. They can be used in long-stay carparks and certain long-stay parking bays. To apply for a permit, visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/parking.
Changes have also been made to carparks in Halifax, Brighouse and Ripponden, while certain parking bays across the borough have been changed from short stay to ling stay. For full details, go to www.calderdale.gov.uk/parking or call 0845 2456000.