A COUNCIL is planning to extend the charging period for its car parks in Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross until 8pm, as well as increase the minimum charge to one hour.

Charges currently apply for South Bucks District Council pay and display car parks up until 6pm, with a half-hour charge of 60p.

These include Warwick Road and Burkes Road in Beaconsfield and Bulstrode Way, Packhorse Road and Station Road in Gerrards Cross.

It is further proposed to reduce the one hour charge from £1.30 to £1.10. The council is consulting on the changes.

A 30p half hour charge will be retained at car parks in The Broadway, Farnham Common and Summers Road, Burnham, as well as the 40p half hour charge at Jennery Lane, Burnham.

Views on the proposal must be submitted by November 11. See www.southbucks.gov.uk