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Parking Charges in Wetherby

Leeds City Council is carrying out a consultation around proposals to introduce parking charges in Wetherby. 

If you consider that the introduction of parking charges in Wetherby would be a bad thing, then please consider signing an online petition put forward by some of your local Ward Councillors who sit on Leeds City Council. You can access the petition using this link. 
Consultation Document & Questionnaire

 A summary of the proposals being consulted on is as follows:

1) Leeds City Council is proposing to introduce a modest parking charge at Wetherby Wilderness and Station Gardens car parks.
2) The proposed payment method is by card, including contactless, at a parking machine as cash machines are vulnerable to theft.
3) The prices proposed, including a 15p transaction fee, are as follows:
Wilderness Car Park
Charging hours Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm
Up to 1 hour free, after that
Up to 1 hour 65p
Up to 2 hours £1.15
Up to 3 hours £1.65
Up to 4 hours £2.15
Up to 5 hours £2.65
Up to 6 hours £3.15
Up to 7 hours £3.65 (daily maximum charge)
Weekly ticket £12.15
Station Gardens Car Park
Charging hours Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm
Up to 3 hours free
£2.15 daily charge after that
Weekly ticket £10.15
4) We are proposing that drivers would pay a charge for each visit. although there is potential for a convenient season ticket option for those who regularly visit. Sundays and evenings (after 6pm) would be free. As it is proposed that one hour would be free at Wilderness this means there would be no charge for anyone arriving after 5pm. At Station Gardens the proposed free period is 3 hours so there would be no charge for anyone arriving after 3pm.
5) We are not proposing to charge ‘Blue Badge’ holders for using the car park. Under our existing proposals, these visitors would be exempt from paying car park charges.
6) We would look to offer payments method by credit or debit card or mobile phone payment. We are not proposing to accept cash payments on-site due to the risk of theft and/or vandalism.
7) We would consider introducing measures to prevent overspill parking if this was a problem, for example by introducing double yellow lines where appropriate.

Window Dressing Competition

At this time of year, Welcome to Wetherby invites all shops and businesses to take part in a competition for the best Christmas window display.

Welcome to Wetherby encourages you to use your imagination and flair to delight and surprise customers and passers-by with creative displays on a Christmas theme. We welcome entries from all sectors and shops, whether your window is designed in-house, or you have a little extra help from Santa’s elves!

This year there are three competitions:

  • Judges’ choice - a panel comprising of the Mayor of Wetherby, Chairman of the Wetherby Business Association and local children, who will visit each window and score against criteria including creativity and use of resources.
  • Facebook Favourite - we will take a photo of each window and upload to our page @welcometowetherby The photo with the most likes will win this category, which is designed to increase exposure of Wetherby’s fabulous shopping scene on a wider platform.
  • Public Vote - each shop will be given a QR code to place in their window. This will allow members of the public to choose their favourite window. We will provide voting slips for anyone not able to use QR technology.

If you wish to take part, please confirm by midday on Friday 1st December to comms@wetherby.co.uk or by dropping the slip overleaf in to the Town Hall.

Please have your window ready by Monday 4th December, as judging will take place early that week.

Welcome to Wetherby, Wetherby Town Council and Wetherby Business Association wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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