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News Archive > General > No more free car parking at historic harbourís pub

No more free car parking at historic harbourís pub

By Natasha Swift 11th October 2017

No more free car parking at historic harbourís pub
One of the new ticket machines

A CHARLESTOWN pub has introduced car parking charges to clamp down on visitors who take up space and leave customers with nowhere to park.  

In June St Austell Brewery, which runs the pub, revealed it had applied for permission to install two car park ticket machines and signage in the Grade II listed car park.

Last week the pub advised customers that the car park was now pay and display.

Posting on the Rashleigh Arms Faecbook page, it said: “Our car park is now pay and display, although don't worry, if you are visiting either the Rashleigh, Pier House, Harbourside or T’Gallants you can redeem your charge at point of sale.”

Eight years ago the brewery was given the go ahead to start charging drivers wanting to park at the Rashleigh, but didn’t push ahead with the plan.

The brewery said it had made the decision to start charging as the Rashleigh car park was often full of visitors to the area which left their customers unable to park.

Customers from the Pier House and Rashleigh, as well as the T’Gallants B&B, have found it difficult to park due to people who are not using the venues dumping their cars in the car park.

The cost of parking is now £2 for up to three hours, £4.50 for up to six hours and £6 for all day.

A spokesman from the brewery said: “We have applied for pay and display status within the Rashleigh Arms car park, but the ticket cost for up to 3 hours will be redeemable for both Pier House and Rashleigh customers spending £2 at either establishment.

“The reason for introducing the parking charge is that non patrons continually use the car park, sometimes for the whole day, which means our genuine customers cannot find space to park on site.”

By Natasha Swift 11th October 2017

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