NEW Sunday parking charges in Blackburn town centre will come into force next month.

The fees of £1 for up to three hours and £2 for more than three hours will apply for both on and off-street parking.

A general rise in parking charges will add 20p to each band for on-street meter parking and for parking on the council’s off-street car parks..

The new charges will take effect will also take effect from Monday October 1 with the first Sunday of the new regime being October 7.

Warning notices of the new charges were posted around Blackburn town centre yesterday.

The new charges will raise Blackburn with Darwen Council £45,000 annually.