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Ilkley Lido parking charges on hold for now

Ilkley Lido parking charges on hold for now

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 12:20pm 22nd March 2020.

Controversial plans to introduce charges for parking at Ilkley Lido have been paused due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Bradford Council have issued a statement, saying the proposals 'will be postponed for the duration of the Covid-19 emergency'.
  • It follows concerns raised by Simon Cooke, the former Conservative leader on the council.
  • The council also say they'll try to keep green spaces open for as long as they can.

Plans to introduce parking charges at Ilkley Lido have been paused due to Coronavirus.

Controversial parking charges were due to be introduced there, and at St Ives estate in Bingley from April 1.

In the past few days the proposals came under even further criticism, as groups such the National Trust waiving entry fees on many of their parks and gardens to allow people to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing.

Simon Cooke, former Conservative Group leader on the Council, tweeted Council Chief Executive Kersten England to raise concerns about the planned introduction of the parking charges...

 

 

Later in the day, the Council announced that this charging will now be put on pause.

A statement from the Council said:

“Two Bradford Council sites, St Ives, Bingley and Ilkley Lido were scheduled to begin charging for car parking during 2020, this will be postponed for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

“To allow people who are not self isolating to get out and enjoy some fresh air and to exercise, the council is where ever possible, keeping its parks, woodlands, rights of ways, moorlands, recreation grounds, play areas and other public green spaces open."