PARKING charges in Solihull town centre car parks are to increase in the New Year.
Spaces at Monkspath Hall Road car park will go up from January 1, as part of a phased price increase over the next four years.
The new charges will be £3 for up to six hours and £3.50 for over six hours – an increase of 20 pence and 50 pence respectively.
Some charges for short stay parking in Solihull town centre will also increase by between ten and 20 pence.
Solihull Council said it is making the changes to bring prices in line with those of neighbouring authorities, as well as with the increase in VAT to 20 per cent.