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Firm will explain its plans for car sharing

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: November 01, 2012

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PRESSURE on parking in a town where a single space costs up to £50,000 could be eased by the launch of a car share club, says the town council.

Councillors in St Ives have called a public meeting to hear from the head of a national company currently negotiating with Cornwall Council.

Carplus is a national organisation called in by the authority to set up car shares in Truro and Falmouth.

Chief executive Chas Ball has been invited by mayor Ron Tulley to outline how the clubs work to the people of St Ives.

"News that a parking space in St Ives was on the market for in excess of £50,000 has highlighted yet again the shortage of parking spaces in the town," said Mr Tulley. "One way of tackling this might be for people to share cars.

"This would keep a small number of cars in steady use, instead of having a much larger number of vehicles standing unused in parking spaces for much of the time."

The meeting will be in the council chamber at the Guildhall at 4pm next Tuesday, November 6.

All members of the public are invited.

Mr Tulley said: "The parking problem in St Ives is as acute as ever and anything which can be done needs to be considered.

"A car share club could be a novel way of tackling the parking problem in the town."

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