Car parks back under council control
by Natalie Vincent Thu 20 September 2018, 10:07 am
Reading Council will bring off-street car parking back under its control next month, following a financial review.
This will end a 12-year partnership between Reading Council and car park operator NCP.
From 4 October this will apply to the multi-storey car parks at Broad Street Mall and Queens Road, and the ground-level facilities at Cattle Market, Dunstall Close and Recreation Road in Tilehurst, King's Meadow, Hills Meadow, Chester Street in Caversham and Civic B near the Hexagon.
Tony Page, Reading's lead member for strategic environment, planning and transport, thanked NCP for its partnership in operating the car parks: "The decision to bring the management of the council's car parks back under its direct control followed a financial review of its operations and their future sustainability. In no way should it reflect negatively on NCP which has worked in close co-operation with Reading Council for many years."