Car parking and tearoom brings in £250,000 at Talkin Tarn
One of north Cumbria’s best-loved beauty spots has generated £250,000 in income in three years.
Talkin Tarn brought in more than £51,000 in car parking charges last year – up £10,000 on the total in 2013/14.
Charging for parking was a controversial issue when it was first introduced in 2009.
But it looks to have worked as a money generator, with increases registered year-on-year.
A councillor for nearby Brampton welcomed the fact income was being produced at the picturesque destination, which buzzes with visitors on weekends, bank holidays and sunny days.
But Stephen Layden said a... read more
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