NEW car parking charges will come in to force at St Ives from Friday (July 23).

Bradford Council says the charges - and powers to issue fines - will help it manage car parking and improve road safety.

Funds generated will help pay for the upkeep of the car park, roads and other areas of the estate.

A number of bays at each entrance will offer free parking for a maximum of two hours, while Blue Badge holders may park in any area free of charge. A number of bays are designated for disabled parking.

Parking charges will apply everyday between 9am and 5pm.

Charges will be £1 for up to two hours, £2 for up to four hours, and £3 for over four hours. 

Up until Friday, August 6, a grace period will mean the Council will send advisory notices to people who fail to pay, or park in restricted areas.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Healthy People and Places Portfolio Holder, said: “St Ives has become a very popular destination with increased numbers of cars and unfortunately poor parking. 

“The new scheme will enable the council to encourage better parking and help keep the roads, parking spaces and estate in good condition.

“Better parking will also reduce the risks of traffic injuries.

“The scheme is limited to 9am to 5pm and there are some free parking bays; We hope strikes the right balance between reasonable charges and access to the estate.”

Annual parking passes will be available for the estate. For more information, email