Spending cuts: Pay to park at beauty spots

VISITORS to Shibden Park and Ogden Water may soon have to pay to park at the Halifax beauty spots.

It is the first time fees have been charged to leave cars there.

Parking charges elsewhere in Calderdale will rise by at least 10p an hour.

And audiences to the Victoria Theatre audiences will be stung with a 1 ticket levy.

All the measures are options facing the council in the wake of Government spending cuts.

Using Brighouse and Sowerby Bridge pools will cost more, if the budget goes ahead as planned.

And Hebden Bridge Cinema fans also face dearer tickets.

Labour MP Linda Riordan said: "The Government has put the council in a horrible position."