CAR parks in Barnsley are to increase their charges in April 2013.

The proposed 10 per cent rise is set to raise an extra £100,000 for council services.

Barnsley Council are also to reduce charges at its car parks at Joseph Street, Burleigh Street West and Burleigh Street East. They hope that this will discourage motorists from congesting nearby residential areas.

The CEAG site on Kendray Street will give additional temporary parking to encourage shoppers. This will be the case until its developer takes it over as part of the long-awaited Markets Project.