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Introduction

In order to provide an income stream to both protect services and facilities within parks, as well as improving parks where we can, Birmingham City Council is proposing the introduction of parking charges at selected parks.

Between 22 July and 18 August 2019 we consulted on our proposals to introduce parking charges at Victoria Common.

View the consultation documents

The decision to introduce parking charges is not something the council has done lightly. Income generated from charging will be reinvested in to the respective park; its infrastructure (to improve the safety and security of car park users) and to maintain the park to the standard visitors expect. In addition, as set out in the proposal, the Parks service has an investment wish list for the site which will be funded by income from the charging scheme.

Crucially, access to all parks remain free – the charges are not to use the parks but only to park a vehicle.

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