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Dartmouth park and ride under threat

At their meeting on 23rd January the South Hams Council Executive had recommended two options for the future Dartmouth Park and Ride Service. This operates at a loss of £50,000 a year.which has been paid in the past by a Section 106 levy on the Sainsburys and Lidls supermarkets.. But now this money is running out, the District Council’s options include increasing the charges to paying customers, closing the service and selling theland for housing, leasing the service to a private operator or bus company or asking the Town Council or BID team to pay the subsidy
At a meeting of the full council on Thursday the Executive recommendation was supported and this will now be used to plan the future service. The recommendation remains confidential for commercial
reasons but with just 10 weeks to go before the service re-opens in May, a source said that sufficient residual subsidy is available to run the service this year and the new proposals would come into effect next year after the details had been more fully worked out
At the same meeting councillors passed a 1.9% increase in the District Council’s Council tax for 2014/15 which represents a £2.71 increase on a Band D property to £145.42 pa Also they supported the Business Rates Retail Relief which will see occupied high street shops with a rateable value of £50,000 or less receiving a cheque for £1000 in 2014 and 2015.

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