PARKING fee information shared on Swindon Borough Council's website was wrong, a spokesman admitted.

The borough had intended to increase charges at the Bristol Street car park from April 1. 

However, the introduction of the new fees have been delayed while the council investigates concerns from the public about their plans for the town centre car park. 

The new fees would see the cost of parking at the Bristol Street facility rise from £3.50 for up to 24 hours to £8.80.

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Kevin Burchall, a spokesman for Swindon Borough Council, said: “Unfortunately the information we have on our website is incorrect. Motorists will not be charged the proposed new tariff at Bristol Street car park, at least for the time being.

“A small number of people contacted us with their views following the publication of the revised Traffic Regulation Order, which included Bristol Street as one of our fee paying off-street car parks and, as a result, these representations need to be addressed before any changes can be taken forward.

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The fee change as it appeared on council website

“This will be done over the coming weeks and any new charges will be clearly displayed at the car park when that happens. The council took on Bristol Street car park as part of a land swap with Network Rail to help facilitate the redevelopment of the area around the train station.

“The current car park’s tariffs are extremely low and the proposed increases would bring Bristol Street into line with all the other long stay car parks in the town.

“Although the suggested tariff increase will disappoint some people, Swindon’s long stay car parking prices compare favourably with other nearby towns and cities and a tariff that will match the car park pricing at Swindon Designer Outlet is also being proposed at weekends in a bid to relieve pressure on the road network around Swindon Designer Outlet.”