CONSERVATIVES PRESS AHEAD WITH CAR PARKING CHARGES IN TOTTON…

Conservatives Press Ahead With Car Parking Charges In Totton...
Conservatives Press Ahead With Car Parking Charges In Totton...

CONSERVATIVES PRESS AHEAD WITH CAR PARKING CHARGES IN TOTTON

I did my best to try and stop it happening, but once again found I was out voted by Conservative Councillors, this time at a virtual meeting of The Town Council's Policy & Resources Committee meeting, held last night.

I told the meeting that I was very strongly opposed to any new charges, whether implemented on the District Council car parks or Town Council car parks.

I pointed out that the Town Council had carried out no consultation with the public or local businesses. Although there is a District Council consultation, very few people know about it and it is clear that the District Conservatives are going ahead with it in any case.

I predicted that when the new charges are introduced it will come as a big surprise to many people. It will have a negative impact on local businesses, particularly retailers. Furthermore, I told them that I had already been contacted by some residents who live on residential roads a short distance away from the car parks who fear that the road where they live will now be full of parked cars, blocking driveways and junctions.

The best I got was an undertaking that they will display some larger signs at the car parks.

As with the proposed privatisation of our Health & Leisure Centres, the introduction of wheelie bin collections, the loss of our green fields to Tory supporting development companies, you can see a pattern emerging.

New Forest Don't Listen Council……


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