As shops and businesses are leaving Sefton Council is proposing to raise the cost of on street parking in Southport and the rest of the Borough.

Plans are being discussed to increase charges by 10p per hour.

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No mention of up grading machines to accept post 2012 coins.

In another controversial move the 30 minute parking band will be removed making the minimum purchase 1 hour.

The parking refund at Dunes could also be removed.

A price rise at the Park and Ride from £1.50 to £2 is also in the pipeline.

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