Questions have been asked over Caerphilly County Borough Council’s policy of offering free car parking in Bargoed town centre.
Blackwood councillor Nigel Dix said having the free car parking at Hanbury Road and Cardiff Road was unfair to other motorists in other town centres in the county borough.
Cllr Dix, a Labour councillor, said in 2012/13, Caerphilly town car park generated £184,000 in revenue, Ystrad Mynach generated £45,500 and car parks in Blackwood generated £555,274. In total, car parking charges generated £836,000 in revenue for the council.
He added: “Every town should be contributing to the cost of the council. It is disproportionate and scandalous.
“It needs to be rectified and I am going to fight until it is sorted out.”
Cllr Dix said he had raised the issue with council officers and with Labour colleague Cllr Tom Williams, Cabinet Member for Transportation and Highways.
Cllr Williams said the issue will be looked at by council officers and that Cllr Dix’s views would be taken on board.
He said: “If we did change car parking charges, it would have an effect on town centres and we would have to look at that.”
The council is currently facing criticism over plans to introduce parking charges at its country parks.