Churchfield Car Park was bought from North Cornwall District Council for £140,000. It was not gifted. CTC is paying back a public works loan at £9725 until 2029.
A full review of management, enforcement, current and future needs/capacity, legalities, funding and maintenance was undertaken in 2017/2018 in order to make a cost effective ‘fresh start’. Following extensive public consultation (in which 58% were in favour of charging), car park charges came into force in 2019. However, the first 2 hours are FREE and then 50p per hour after the free period expires. Charging is in force from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Enforcement is undertaken by Cornwall Council so any appeals should be directed to them.
Permits are available for businesses and residents, who are able to park in the blue bays. Red bays are for short stay only (2hrs max). Additional information can be found following the links below.