For the first time in its history, the Royal Welsh Show will charge motorists £20 per day for parking at the 500-space car park next to the showground, a media news report on the matter has revealed.
The move comes as the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) tries to recoup some of the £419,000 cost of providing free parking at the four-day event which attracts about 240,000 people each year.
Nevertheless, the event’s six satellite car parks and shuttle bus system will still be provided free of charge.
Steve Hughson, RWAS chief executive, said “This year the society has identified a car park right next to the showground that can be offered as premium parking for those willing to pay.
“The daily fee is £20, however in recognition of the need to support members of the disabled community we have offered a 75% discount and a charge of £5 per day.
“In addition we offer a mini bus service from this car park into the showground, equipped to deal with visitors with disability.”
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