TOTTON CAR PARKING CHARGES Well that's it… the long running agreement th…

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TOTTON CAR PARKING CHARGES

Well that's it… the long running agreement that lasted over two decades, providing free car parking in Council run car parks in Totton Town Centre seems to be no more.

At a meeting of the Policy & Resources Committee of the Town Council tonight, I was amused to hear local Conservative District Councillors criticising fellow Conservative Councillors for refusing to listen to their pleading for special consideration and attacking them for being totally unrealistic as to the amount of income that introducing charges will raise.

As ever, Conservative Councillors here were disassociating themselves from the decision, but then allow their Conservative colleagues to do something that will damage the prospects for local businesses.

The Town Council owns one of the car parks but if we maintain that as free, then every space will quickly fill up and we will then see even more problems with people parking on nearby roads, blocking driveways, parking on pavements and verges.

The problem is that most District Councillors don't appreciate or care about the particular problems we have with car parking in Totton. The lib Dems will continue to oppose ill thought out policies that worsen things for traders, residents and all the people that use the car parks to visit the three Health Centres, Community facilities and library.

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