Following a review by the Council of parking restriction arrangements in RVP, changes to the tariff and time limit of parking bays on the western side of the park are to take place.
The cost of two hour parking will reduce from £1 to 50p per hour and will start as soon as possible, in approximately six weeks. The cost of four hour parking will remain the same.
Additionally, subject to a Traffic Regulation Order and formal agreement by the Cabinet Member, the time limit of parking bays on the western side of the park by the children’s area will increase from 2 hours to 4 hours.
Councillor Caroline Roberts (Lib-Dem, Newbridge), Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We’ve listened carefully to what people and businesses have had to say about the Royal Victoria Park restrictions.
“The policy has achieved what the Council intended by removing the chokehold that cars have had around the green spaces of one of the country’s finest parks.
“It has become an environment where people on foot can relax and enjoy, rather an all-day car park.
“We recognise that people want to stay longer to enjoy the park so we propose increasing the number of four hour bays beside the children’s area specifically so that families don’t feel rushed for time when they visit.
“Those people wanting to park in the two hour zone will also pay less.
“There are procedures we must go through to carry these measures out, but our intention is to do so as soon as possible.”