New parking charges will be introduced at Joss Bay car park and Elmwood Avenue (on-street) from next weekend in advance of the school holidays (20 July).
The original charges will be amended in line with other beach side car parks in the district.
The charges will be set at £1 per hour, up to a maximum of £5 for all day parking at both Joss Bay (off-street) and Elmwood Avenue (on-street).
Cllr Ash Ashbee, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Operational Services, said:
“Our aim is to always achieve an outcome that works for local residents, businesses and our visitors. We understand that due to its location, Joss Bay is primarily visited during the summer by those in cars. By reducing these charges we hope it will encourage residents to use regulated parking facilities while they spend time enjoying the beach.
“The new charges will be implemented in time for the summer holidays, but will still be subject to the normal member scrutiny process. The trial will be reviewed at the end of the season.”
The parking charges will be seasonal only (April – October) and charges will apply between 10am and 6pm (Elmwood Avenue on-street) and 7am to 10pm (Joss Bay off-street).
Thanet residents can still purchase reduced rate car park tickets online for Joss Bay car park. The tickets are for use between April and October. The permits cost £2.60 each for all-day parking, or £42.00 for 20. You will be required to upload proof of your address. https://www.thanet.gov.uk/info-pages/apply-for-parking-permit/