WREXHAM Council has confirmed new and updated car park charges have been introduced from today onwards (April 1).

The new parking charges for council operated city centre car parks came into effect on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Wrexham Councillors voted in favour of reintroducing car park charges in Wrexham at council-owned sites in December 2023.

Motorists are able to view all changes on the 'find a car park' page.

The charges are as follows:

SHORT STAY CAR PARKS: Market Street, Library, St Giles, St Georges Crescent, Waterworld Short Stay, Guildhall (Sat & Sun only).

For parking up to two hours, tickets purchased from midnight to 11 am would be £1.50, and from 11.01 am to 11.59 pm is also £1.50.

For a max stay (three hours) tickets purchased from midnight to 11 am would be £3 and from 11.01am to 11.59pm would be £2.

LONG STAY CAR PARKS: Waterworld Long Stay, Crescent Road - tickets purchased from midnight to 11am would be £3 and from 11.01 am to 11.59 pm would be £2.

SEASON TICKETS: Waterworld, Crescent Road - £350 for 6 months

CONTRACT SPACES - £450 for 6 months

The ‘free after 11am’ scheme has been in place since October 2020 to help business recovery during the pandemic, however, it was not intended to be permanent.

During the initial discussions in December's council meeting, it was acknowledged the changes would be unpopular.


Cllr Pritchard said: “Car parking is difficult, and we have to manage it.”

He continued to say on the charges that “it’s fair, it's reasonable” and “in an ideal world we won’t be doing this”.

The charges will also bring a source of income to the council, which is facing cuts to services to save on costs.