Town Centre Parking

In the 2011-12 financial year the borough raised a shade under £2 million from parking charges.  This produced a surplus of £990,000 after costs.  There are nine towns in Elmbridge yet Weybridge alone provided a surplus of £410,000 – nearly half.  Some car parks are free yet Weybridge’s car parks are the most expensive in the borough.  Monument Hill – the most expensive – raises £1,650 per space per year.  In many ways Weybridge’s problem is its very success.  Even at these prices most of Weybridge’s car parks are often full or nearly full whereas in other towns – even though they have lower charges they are often quite empty.

Surplus Cost/
Space
Revenue/
Space
Surplus/
Space
Molesey -£15,681 £386 £272 -£114
Walton £268,378 £380 £834 £454
Ditton -£17,208 £323 £176 -£147
Weybridge £409,126 £390 £1,034 £643
Hersham £77,454 £316 £524 £208
Esher £171,560 £456 £1,027 £572
Claygate -£24,489 £366 £181 -£184
Cobham £117,910 £438 £984 £546
Oxshott £1,714 £312 £370 £57
Elmbridge £990,404 £387 £778 £391