Southampton's new evening parking charges branded a farce by councillors

Southampton's new evening parking charges branded a farce by councillors

Controversial new night-time parking charges have been introduced in Southampton.

Daily Echo editor-in-chief Ian Murray finds the new charges frustrating.

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SOUTHAMPTON'S controversial new evening parking fees have been branded “a farce” by opposition councillors, who are demanding a rethink.

It has also been claimed that they are turning people off coming into the city centre at night to use bars, restaurants or go to the theatre.

One firm has even threatened to quit the city centre because the charges were hurting business.

And while council chiefs have defended the the post-6pm charges, they have also admitted there have been “teething problems” during the scheme’s first two months.

As previously reported in the Daily Echo, Labour city council bosses put forward the proposals amid an uproar from businesses and community groups last year.

They were approved and the new charges came into effect in January.

Motorists now have to pay a flat fee of £2 from 6pm to 8pm in on-street parking bays, and the same charge to park in car parks from 6pm to midnight.

But some motorists claim that when they buy tickets before 6pm, parking meters do not allow them to buy tickets that will continue their parking session past 6pm, forcing them to return to their car just minutes after paying for their first ticket.

The council insists that you can buy combined tickets at meters, with a spokesman saying: “You can purchase a combined ticket before 6pm.

“Consideration has to be given to the maximum daytime tariff period.

“For example if there is a maximum daytime allowance of two hours on a particular zone you would not be able to purchase the combined ticket until after 4pm.”

But motorists have told the Daily Echo that meters have not allowed them to buy tickets rolling over from before 6pm into the evening.

Labour council leader Simon Letts said another issue officers were working on was the fact that people turning up at a meter minutes before the pay period runs out would still have to pay the full £2.

He said: “I know there is work under way which will address the problem of people turning up at a meter at 7.50pm and having to pay the full £2 for ten minutes’ parking.”

Another issue was the fact that motorists could not roll over an evening parking ticket into the following morning, as they had been able to before.

After the Daily Echo highlighted the issue back in January, the council has changed the scheme to allow customers to buy a combined ticket.

Cllr Letts added: “I know there have been some teething problems.

“There’s always a better and more efficient way of doing things, and we are adjusting the process as we go along. We are trying to get it as right as possible. We have listened to the legitimate complaints that have been made.”

But Cllr Letts’ opposite number, Conservative group leader Royston Smith, said: “As we predicted, it’s chaos. As usual they would not listen to the residents they serve when they said it wouldn’t work, and now they are being dragged back to sort out failures with the scheme. Clearly it’s been hastily done. It’s been a farce from start to finish.”

When the Daily Echo headed out to the city centre to talk to residents about the new charges, many residents said they didn’t think parking meters were clear enough about the new charges.

And the meters do not contain any information about how residents can roll over tickets to the following day, or pay for a combined ticket carrying over after 6pm.

And many motorists didn’t seem to be aware of the charges, especially visitors to the city.

Among those were theatregoers who have travelled from across the south to shows at the Mayflower Theatre.

At 7.50pm on one night the Daily Echo spotted ten of 18 cars parked in Bedford Place that did not have tickets, while three out of 11 cars in Commercial Road did not have tickets either.

Michael Ockwell, chief executive at the Mayflower Theatre, said: “There has been a big increase in frustration among our theatregoers.

“Some people have already told me that they will not be coming back to the theatre as a result.”

Meanwhile, Ray Khan, managing director at city centre accountants Khan Morris, said the charges have led to a loss of productivity among his staff.

He said: “Before the charges, our staff would regularly stay on after 6pm to do extra work, but they don’t any more because they don’t want to pay £2 more, every night.

“It’s frustrating. Nobody seems to have thought that businesses would suffer as a result. We may be relocating later in the year, and we may be looking outside the city centre now.”

DAILY ECHO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF IAN MURRAY'S VIEW:

It couldn’t have been more confusing, writes Daily Echo Editor in Chief Ian Murray.

All I and several other business leaders attending a function in the city centre were attempting to do was purchase two hours worth of parking.

We were intelligent people, we thought, but understanding the new night-time parking fees introduced by the city council was beyond us.

The time was 4.50pm. I knew the new charges meant a £2 flat fee after 6pm.

I would pay more and top up the ticket to cover the full time I would be there. Easy enough to accomplish. Wrong.

After taking £3 from me the machine issued a ticket that ran out at 6pm itself.

Everyone else was making the same mistake. Instructions on the machine proved inadequate. The only solution was for us all to return to our cars later and buy yet another £2 ticket.

In the end, after the machine managed to take a further £2.60 from me for reasons I never understood, I had paid a total of £5.60 for what amounted to less than two hours in the car park.

A nice fat profit for the city council, but would I be attending events in Southampton in the evening at that price in the future?

I think you know the answer to that question.

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11:31am Mon 17 Mar 14

Maine Lobster says...

This idea was always going to be a bad one and the mess with ticketting has compounded the problems. Scrap the idea now and admit to a mistake rather than trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear!
This idea was always going to be a bad one and the mess with ticketting has compounded the problems. Scrap the idea now and admit to a mistake rather than trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! Maine Lobster
  • Score: 42

11:57am Mon 17 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

They have put up no new signage and the information is in small writing on the machine, I don't think visitors to the city should be treated like that as they won't come back.
I watch the wardens turn up to the Castle Way car parks most evenings at 18.10, they come in 3's and 4's, they then proceed immediately to issue tickets, no time is given for the owners to return which I thought was illegal.
They are issuing at least 10 tickets there every night and you actually see them running round with glee to issue the tickets as fast as they can.
For this to be happening every night there is definitely something wrong.
They have put up no new signage and the information is in small writing on the machine, I don't think visitors to the city should be treated like that as they won't come back. I watch the wardens turn up to the Castle Way car parks most evenings at 18.10, they come in 3's and 4's, they then proceed immediately to issue tickets, no time is given for the owners to return which I thought was illegal. They are issuing at least 10 tickets there every night and you actually see them running round with glee to issue the tickets as fast as they can. For this to be happening every night there is definitely something wrong. bigfella777
  • Score: 48

12:03pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Mr E says...

Southampton needs to stop treating motorists as
Cash Cows before it kills the City Center.
Southampton needs to stop treating motorists as Cash Cows before it kills the City Center. Mr E
  • Score: 49

12:14pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

With out late night shopping & the bars,restaurants & theatre Southampton city centre will be a ghost town at night & a very dangerous place to go.
Surely the amount of revenue from cars parking up till 18.00hrs is enough?
The business rate revenue for all new businesses would be lost if people stop using them & they shut sorry this is/was a bad decision
With out late night shopping & the bars,restaurants & theatre Southampton city centre will be a ghost town at night & a very dangerous place to go. Surely the amount of revenue from cars parking up till 18.00hrs is enough? The business rate revenue for all new businesses would be lost if people stop using them & they shut sorry this is/was a bad decision loosehead
  • Score: 38

12:14pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

With out late night shopping & the bars,restaurants & theatre Southampton city centre will be a ghost town at night & a very dangerous place to go.
Surely the amount of revenue from cars parking up till 18.00hrs is enough?
The business rate revenue for all new businesses would be lost if people stop using them & they shut sorry this is/was a bad decision
With out late night shopping & the bars,restaurants & theatre Southampton city centre will be a ghost town at night & a very dangerous place to go. Surely the amount of revenue from cars parking up till 18.00hrs is enough? The business rate revenue for all new businesses would be lost if people stop using them & they shut sorry this is/was a bad decision loosehead
  • Score: 18

12:19pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Independence for Marchwood says...

bigfella777 wrote:
They have put up no new signage and the information is in small writing on the machine, I don't think visitors to the city should be treated like that as they won't come back. I watch the wardens turn up to the Castle Way car parks most evenings at 18.10, they come in 3's and 4's, they then proceed immediately to issue tickets, no time is given for the owners to return which I thought was illegal. They are issuing at least 10 tickets there every night and you actually see them running round with glee to issue the tickets as fast as they can. For this to be happening every night there is definitely something wrong.
I was unaware that the city council had started to charge in the evening, got a ticket and had to pay a £25 fine. Your'e right, no big signs to say that evening parking charges had been introduced. I for one shall not return to Southampton in the evening, there are a lot of pubs and restaurants in the New Forest, Southampton's loss is their gain. Short sighted policy by the money grabbing city council.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: They have put up no new signage and the information is in small writing on the machine, I don't think visitors to the city should be treated like that as they won't come back. I watch the wardens turn up to the Castle Way car parks most evenings at 18.10, they come in 3's and 4's, they then proceed immediately to issue tickets, no time is given for the owners to return which I thought was illegal. They are issuing at least 10 tickets there every night and you actually see them running round with glee to issue the tickets as fast as they can. For this to be happening every night there is definitely something wrong.[/p][/quote]I was unaware that the city council had started to charge in the evening, got a ticket and had to pay a £25 fine. Your'e right, no big signs to say that evening parking charges had been introduced. I for one shall not return to Southampton in the evening, there are a lot of pubs and restaurants in the New Forest, Southampton's loss is their gain. Short sighted policy by the money grabbing city council. Independence for Marchwood
  • Score: 49

12:27pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Mary80 says...

Well some car parks in the city centre charge 4 quid and over just for an hour or 2 so just £2 seems like a bargain not that i venture into the city often its just i dont always have a need to go there at night unless i have a hankerin' for Sprinkles
Well some car parks in the city centre charge 4 quid and over just for an hour or 2 so just £2 seems like a bargain not that i venture into the city often its just i dont always have a need to go there at night unless i have a hankerin' for Sprinkles Mary80
  • Score: -32

12:32pm Mon 17 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

Mary80 wrote:
Well some car parks in the city centre charge 4 quid and over just for an hour or 2 so just £2 seems like a bargain not that i venture into the city often its just i dont always have a need to go there at night unless i have a hankerin' for Sprinkles
It is cheap but the point is you cant buy the ticket before 6pm as it wont roll over, it's a trick.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Well some car parks in the city centre charge 4 quid and over just for an hour or 2 so just £2 seems like a bargain not that i venture into the city often its just i dont always have a need to go there at night unless i have a hankerin' for Sprinkles[/p][/quote]It is cheap but the point is you cant buy the ticket before 6pm as it wont roll over, it's a trick. bigfella777
  • Score: 23

12:39pm Mon 17 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
Well some car parks in the city centre charge 4 quid and over just for an hour or 2 so just £2 seems like a bargain not that i venture into the city often its just i dont always have a need to go there at night unless i have a hankerin' for Sprinkles
It is cheap but the point is you cant buy the ticket before 6pm as it wont roll over, it's a trick.
Is that true? Good grief that's sneaky.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Well some car parks in the city centre charge 4 quid and over just for an hour or 2 so just £2 seems like a bargain not that i venture into the city often its just i dont always have a need to go there at night unless i have a hankerin' for Sprinkles[/p][/quote]It is cheap but the point is you cant buy the ticket before 6pm as it wont roll over, it's a trick.[/p][/quote]Is that true? Good grief that's sneaky. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 10

12:44pm Mon 17 Mar 14

George4th says...

When have you ever known Labour to get anything right?
When have you ever known Labour to get anything right? George4th
  • Score: 29

12:53pm Mon 17 Mar 14

JessicaH88 says...

I pay £8 a day on Kings Park Road as it is and because I work long hours, I now have to pay £10 a day (£2,500pa!).
I could park up towards Hulse Road or at 6 Dials for less but both are secluded and unsafe and for a twenty something female, this is very daunting. Both my parents are Police Officers and neither will let me park at the above locations as there have been incidents!

I have no option of public transport where I live and have to drive to work - Southampton City Council are making this harder and making my decision to look for a job out the city easier.

It's absolutely outrageous!
I pay £8 a day on Kings Park Road as it is and because I work long hours, I now have to pay £10 a day (£2,500pa!). I could park up towards Hulse Road or at 6 Dials for less but both are secluded and unsafe and for a twenty something female, this is very daunting. Both my parents are Police Officers and neither will let me park at the above locations as there have been incidents! I have no option of public transport where I live and have to drive to work - Southampton City Council are making this harder and making my decision to look for a job out the city easier. It's absolutely outrageous! JessicaH88
  • Score: 36

12:57pm Mon 17 Mar 14

townieboy says...

COUNCIL CANT LOOSE. PAY UP OR PAY A FINE. WHATEVER ITS MONEY IN THE COUNCIL COFFERS.
COUNCIL CANT LOOSE. PAY UP OR PAY A FINE. WHATEVER ITS MONEY IN THE COUNCIL COFFERS. townieboy
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Mon 17 Mar 14

manic75 says...

townieboy wrote:
COUNCIL CANT LOOSE. PAY UP OR PAY A FINE. WHATEVER ITS MONEY IN THE COUNCIL COFFERS.
In the short term, yes. Long-term though, people will look to avoid the charges. I for one have decided to boycott Southampton city centre. No more night time visits to Oxford street, when I can go to Winchester, Romsey or the New Forest instead.

I wrote to Jacqui Rayment in November last year, to which she replied "your points are noted".

"Just to let you know that as a result of your idiotic decision to impose night time car park charges, I will now no longer be dining out in Oxford Street as I have done to date. I will also now ensure that we no longer entertain our many business visitors at Oxford Street's restaurants. Instead I plan to take them to the far more pleasant towns of Romsey or Winchester instead where parking is free. Lets face it, there councils are better run too.
I hope through your inane Labour policies that the public see you for the idiotic lot you are. Southampton will become a ghost town at night very soon. I feel for the local businesses who will feel the pain soon from your inane policies.
Goodbye Southampton."
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: COUNCIL CANT LOOSE. PAY UP OR PAY A FINE. WHATEVER ITS MONEY IN THE COUNCIL COFFERS.[/p][/quote]In the short term, yes. Long-term though, people will look to avoid the charges. I for one have decided to boycott Southampton city centre. No more night time visits to Oxford street, when I can go to Winchester, Romsey or the New Forest instead. I wrote to Jacqui Rayment in November last year, to which she replied "your points are noted". "Just to let you know that as a result of your idiotic decision to impose night time car park charges, I will now no longer be dining out in Oxford Street as I have done to date. I will also now ensure that we no longer entertain our many business visitors at Oxford Street's restaurants. Instead I plan to take them to the far more pleasant towns of Romsey or Winchester instead where parking is free. Lets face it, there councils are better run too. I hope through your inane Labour policies that the public see you for the idiotic lot you are. Southampton will become a ghost town at night very soon. I feel for the local businesses who will feel the pain soon from your inane policies. Goodbye Southampton." manic75
  • Score: 44

1:47pm Mon 17 Mar 14

brent clifton says...

This scheme is a sorry disgrace. There is a total lack of parked cars during the day because charges are so high, hence total loss of revenue for the council - they need to test the senstitivity of pricing and optimise revenue.

Issues with the evening charges:
A visitor put in £2 just before 6pm , and was given 6pm as the limit time! had to pay another £2 after 6 !! It puts the city in such a bad light.
Workers and residents in the city centre pay £1 for parking from 5.30pm , £2 for night time, and £1.90 for an hour in the morning - there needs to be an reductions out of working hours . It is shameful.
This scheme is a sorry disgrace. There is a total lack of parked cars during the day because charges are so high, hence total loss of revenue for the council - they need to test the senstitivity of pricing and optimise revenue. Issues with the evening charges: A visitor put in £2 just before 6pm , and was given 6pm as the limit time! had to pay another £2 after 6 !! It puts the city in such a bad light. Workers and residents in the city centre pay £1 for parking from 5.30pm , £2 for night time, and £1.90 for an hour in the morning - there needs to be an reductions out of working hours . It is shameful. brent clifton
  • Score: 19

1:54pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Mr. Greaves says...

We parked in the car park just behind Oxford St (between Bernard St and College St) a few Saturdays ago, arriving at 8:30pm. The parking-meter as we left the car park said charges applied from 8am-8pm, needless to say we returned a few hours later we were hit with a fine of £50. Apparently inside the car park the timings are up until midnight! Had we'd parked on the road (less than a few feet away) we wouldn't have been fined! Last time we try and do the right thing, usually your encouraged to use car parks over on-road parking! Last we time we visit Southampton for a night-out! I agree, its a farce!
We parked in the car park just behind Oxford St (between Bernard St and College St) a few Saturdays ago, arriving at 8:30pm. The parking-meter as we left the car park said charges applied from 8am-8pm, needless to say we returned a few hours later we were hit with a fine of £50. Apparently inside the car park the timings are up until midnight! Had we'd parked on the road (less than a few feet away) we wouldn't have been fined! Last time we try and do the right thing, usually your encouraged to use car parks over on-road parking! Last we time we visit Southampton for a night-out! I agree, its a farce! Mr. Greaves
  • Score: 24

2:07pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Sarfhampton2 says...

DO NOT PAY THE FINE!

I had a fine after the Saints vs Liverpool game, I appealed as I claimed the instructions were unclear. I saw at least 10 cars with a ticket that night.

SCC agreed that if I paid the £2 evening charge within 14 days then they would wipe the fine, which they did.

They know this system doesn't work so don't pay and appeal!
DO NOT PAY THE FINE! I had a fine after the Saints vs Liverpool game, I appealed as I claimed the instructions were unclear. I saw at least 10 cars with a ticket that night. SCC agreed that if I paid the £2 evening charge within 14 days then they would wipe the fine, which they did. They know this system doesn't work so don't pay and appeal! Sarfhampton2
  • Score: 24

2:20pm Mon 17 Mar 14

BeyondImagination says...

It must be really great for shop workers who work all day up to 8 or 9pm. How do they manage to get their ticket at exactly 6 to avoid a ticket at 5 past? It would have been far easier to extend the charging period up to 8pm and if you'd already paid for the day then that would be fair to not pay again.
It must be really great for shop workers who work all day up to 8 or 9pm. How do they manage to get their ticket at exactly 6 to avoid a ticket at 5 past? It would have been far easier to extend the charging period up to 8pm and if you'd already paid for the day then that would be fair to not pay again. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 17

2:23pm Mon 17 Mar 14

SotonNorth says...

I've been put off going into Southampton in the evening for a meal as a result of the charges. Aside from the stress of driving in a city where life is made difficult, you then have to pay when you get there. There are plenty of restaurants outside of the city centre, and Port Solent in Portsmouth isn't that far away, offers a broad selection of restaurants in a nice setting, easy to get to and with free parking. The only restaurants I go to in Southampton now are those with their own car parks.
I've been put off going into Southampton in the evening for a meal as a result of the charges. Aside from the stress of driving in a city where life is made difficult, you then have to pay when you get there. There are plenty of restaurants outside of the city centre, and Port Solent in Portsmouth isn't that far away, offers a broad selection of restaurants in a nice setting, easy to get to and with free parking. The only restaurants I go to in Southampton now are those with their own car parks. SotonNorth
  • Score: 13

2:30pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Car parking chaos. Cycle way chaotic & a death trap & who was behind these great ideas? Labour & is it right Rayment?
the more restaurants the more people going to the theatre then many going to the restaurants the more that open the more jobs.
more restaurants opening the more in new business rates this council get.
many roads have time limits so to park on the road means you don't get fined yet do the right thing & park in the car park & a fine?
this will effect my gym but where PC World is there's free parking for two hours!(back of train station)
Car parking chaos. Cycle way chaotic & a death trap & who was behind these great ideas? Labour & is it right Rayment? the more restaurants the more people going to the theatre then many going to the restaurants the more that open the more jobs. more restaurants opening the more in new business rates this council get. many roads have time limits so to park on the road means you don't get fined yet do the right thing & park in the car park & a fine? this will effect my gym but where PC World is there's free parking for two hours!(back of train station) loosehead
  • Score: 13

2:35pm Mon 17 Mar 14

saint61 says...

like the council, evening parking charges are a disgrace.
the council should grow some b@lls, admit their mistake retract the evening charges and then resign.
like the council, evening parking charges are a disgrace. the council should grow some b@lls, admit their mistake retract the evening charges and then resign. saint61
  • Score: 19

2:42pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Scrap the parking charges after 6-pm ....... and put £1on Council tax ...... in an attempt to fill the big hole that the Tory led coalition are expecting ALL local councils to fill.
.
There we go fully sorted ......
Scrap the parking charges after 6-pm ....... and put £1on Council tax ...... in an attempt to fill the big hole that the Tory led coalition are expecting ALL local councils to fill. . There we go fully sorted ...... Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -18

2:53pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Scrap the parking charges after 6-pm ....... and put £1on Council tax ...... in an attempt to fill the big hole that the Tory led coalition are expecting ALL local councils to fill.
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There we go fully sorted ......
or not restore council workers pay & no 1.9% pay rise each year & use that revenue!
if not touching pay just stop any pay rise & use the council tax rise for services & not as a reward for the unions getting Labour into power might be another good idea?
Maybe making every motorist who comes over the Itchen bridge show they live in the city or they pay double to use the bridge (joking) another stupid idea to go with Labours idiotic car park charges & cycle way.
Are you councillor trying to say the council makes so much revenue from this it effects cuts you've made to services?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Scrap the parking charges after 6-pm ....... and put £1on Council tax ...... in an attempt to fill the big hole that the Tory led coalition are expecting ALL local councils to fill. . There we go fully sorted ......[/p][/quote]or not restore council workers pay & no 1.9% pay rise each year & use that revenue! if not touching pay just stop any pay rise & use the council tax rise for services & not as a reward for the unions getting Labour into power might be another good idea? Maybe making every motorist who comes over the Itchen bridge show they live in the city or they pay double to use the bridge (joking) another stupid idea to go with Labours idiotic car park charges & cycle way. Are you councillor trying to say the council makes so much revenue from this it effects cuts you've made to services? loosehead
  • Score: 6

3:04pm Mon 17 Mar 14

KSO16R says...

Pay more for parking or pay more tax its up to you. . . Stop whinging!
Pay more for parking or pay more tax its up to you. . . Stop whinging! KSO16R
  • Score: -27

3:14pm Mon 17 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

SotonNorth wrote:
I've been put off going into Southampton in the evening for a meal as a result of the charges. Aside from the stress of driving in a city where life is made difficult, you then have to pay when you get there. There are plenty of restaurants outside of the city centre, and Port Solent in Portsmouth isn't that far away, offers a broad selection of restaurants in a nice setting, easy to get to and with free parking. The only restaurants I go to in Southampton now are those with their own car parks.
which is why West Quay is being extended!
[quote][p][bold]SotonNorth[/bold] wrote: I've been put off going into Southampton in the evening for a meal as a result of the charges. Aside from the stress of driving in a city where life is made difficult, you then have to pay when you get there. There are plenty of restaurants outside of the city centre, and Port Solent in Portsmouth isn't that far away, offers a broad selection of restaurants in a nice setting, easy to get to and with free parking. The only restaurants I go to in Southampton now are those with their own car parks.[/p][/quote]which is why West Quay is being extended! 03alpe01
  • Score: -2

3:41pm Mon 17 Mar 14

boilerman says...

Typical Labour incompetence.
Typical Labour incompetence. boilerman
  • Score: 18

4:05pm Mon 17 Mar 14

BeyondImagination says...

There's lots of good restaurants in Shirley and Portswood. No need to go far to make this crazy idea into a loss maker.
There's lots of good restaurants in Shirley and Portswood. No need to go far to make this crazy idea into a loss maker. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 9

4:20pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Mister E says...

Surely these clowns should be doing all they can to attract visitors, in turn customers for the various businesses? Rather than doing all you can to utterly discourage people from visiting!
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
Surely these clowns should be doing all they can to attract visitors, in turn customers for the various businesses? Rather than doing all you can to utterly discourage people from visiting! Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! Mister E
  • Score: 17

4:23pm Mon 17 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

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a aldermoorboy
  • Score: 3

4:23pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Hlmcfar says...

Both my sister and parents got tickets during the Saints v Liverpool game. Both had paid £5.50 to park for over 4 hours which would normally then be valid til the next morning but the ticket time would only print until 6pm (only 3 hours after they'd parked). Obviously they were unable to put new tickets on at 6pm as the game only kicked off at 5.30pm - ridiculous!
Both my sister and parents got tickets during the Saints v Liverpool game. Both had paid £5.50 to park for over 4 hours which would normally then be valid til the next morning but the ticket time would only print until 6pm (only 3 hours after they'd parked). Obviously they were unable to put new tickets on at 6pm as the game only kicked off at 5.30pm - ridiculous! Hlmcfar
  • Score: 13

4:24pm Mon 17 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax.

SORTED
Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax. SORTED aldermoorboy
  • Score: 20

4:39pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax.

SORTED
People did vote Tory ...... For eight long years ..... and they were proved to be less than useless . ........ loads of promises ... Nothing delivered .... apart from destroying a workforce and forcing industrial action by failure to negotiate
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Oh yes ...... your boys SORTED it good and proper ..... now Labour has to sort the financial mess out and look the bad guys ........ whilst the ex and failed council leader just comes out with the usual soundbites aided by his mouthpiece ..... The Echo.
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Well if thats what you call SORTED !!!!
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax. SORTED[/p][/quote]People did vote Tory ...... For eight long years ..... and they were proved to be less than useless . ........ loads of promises ... Nothing delivered .... apart from destroying a workforce and forcing industrial action by failure to negotiate . Oh yes ...... your boys SORTED it good and proper ..... now Labour has to sort the financial mess out and look the bad guys ........ whilst the ex and failed council leader just comes out with the usual soundbites aided by his mouthpiece ..... The Echo. . Well if thats what you call SORTED !!!! Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -20

4:44pm Mon 17 Mar 14

OrangeGoblin says...

I used to shop in Southampton and go out in Southampton. I stopped long a go. I went into to town to buy a shirt. The shirt cost me £25 the coffee cost £4...10% of the money i spent went to parking.

I used to go out regularly. I would park my car overnight and pick it up the next day. One day it cost me £12.00...

It is wholly irresponsible and nothing more than greedy pigs lining coffers. I know longer visit Southampton in any capacity, because of excessive parking charges...

So pat yourselves on the back, yet again you show how poorly run and overpaid the council and its members are.You continually let Southampton down, time after time after time. The roads are appalling, the traffic is horrendous are there are few jobs to be had. On top of all of you complete incompetence, you charge extortionate amounts for parking. This does absolutely nothing what so ever to support small and independent business, through this ludicrous parking payment fiasco...
I used to shop in Southampton and go out in Southampton. I stopped long a go. I went into to town to buy a shirt. The shirt cost me £25 the coffee cost £4...10% of the money i spent went to parking. I used to go out regularly. I would park my car overnight and pick it up the next day. One day it cost me £12.00... It is wholly irresponsible and nothing more than greedy pigs lining coffers. I know longer visit Southampton in any capacity, because of excessive parking charges... So pat yourselves on the back, yet again you show how poorly run and overpaid the council and its members are.You continually let Southampton down, time after time after time. The roads are appalling, the traffic is horrendous are there are few jobs to be had. On top of all of you complete incompetence, you charge extortionate amounts for parking. This does absolutely nothing what so ever to support small and independent business, through this ludicrous parking payment fiasco... OrangeGoblin
  • Score: 20

5:15pm Mon 17 Mar 14

KSO16R says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax.

SORTED
Then cut services and wages
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax. SORTED[/p][/quote]Then cut services and wages KSO16R
  • Score: -10

5:27pm Mon 17 Mar 14

D.a.v.e says...

I parked by Debenhams 2 weeks ago and assumed it was free after 6pm. It was 5.55pm and if it wasn't for others waiting to pay the evening charge I would have walked off. The street lighting was so poor it was impossible to read the tariff on the meter. Sneaky as well as greedy.
I will now shop elsewhere.
I parked by Debenhams 2 weeks ago and assumed it was free after 6pm. It was 5.55pm and if it wasn't for others waiting to pay the evening charge I would have walked off. The street lighting was so poor it was impossible to read the tariff on the meter. Sneaky as well as greedy. I will now shop elsewhere. D.a.v.e
  • Score: 9

5:57pm Mon 17 Mar 14

SOULJACKER says...

Once again Southampton council are screwing the motorists.
They will not be happy until they have driven (quite literally) everybody from the city & it has become a ghost town.
Southampton council will never admit they got it wrong when it is as plain as the nose on your face.
Just remember these incidents when the voting comes up next time around.
We should get their miserable & miserly little a$$es & put them in the stocks & throw bottles of pi$$ at them just for being arrogant little Hitlers.
Watch out Southampton council, the people who pay your wages are on to you!
Once again Southampton council are screwing the motorists. They will not be happy until they have driven (quite literally) everybody from the city & it has become a ghost town. Southampton council will never admit they got it wrong when it is as plain as the nose on your face. Just remember these incidents when the voting comes up next time around. We should get their miserable & miserly little a$$es & put them in the stocks & throw bottles of pi$$ at them just for being arrogant little Hitlers. Watch out Southampton council, the people who pay your wages are on to you! SOULJACKER
  • Score: 11

6:17pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
aldermoorboy wrote:
Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax.

SORTED
People did vote Tory ...... For eight long years ..... and they were proved to be less than useless . ........ loads of promises ... Nothing delivered .... apart from destroying a workforce and forcing industrial action by failure to negotiate
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Oh yes ...... your boys SORTED it good and proper ..... now Labour has to sort the financial mess out and look the bad guys ........ whilst the ex and failed council leader just comes out with the usual soundbites aided by his mouthpiece ..... The Echo.
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Well if thats what you call SORTED !!!!
tory council were in power for 4years so exactly where did you get 8 years?
we had a Lab/Lib coalition & before that we had a Labour council; or are you forgetting the fact to stop a Tory council you teamed up with the Liberals? so even though the electorate voted Labour out you maintained power through the Liberals didn't you?
Allo projects taking place were put forward by the Tory council look at their blueprint Vision of change.
You say the destroyed a workforce? took on more refuse collectors applied for a grant to keep weekly collections so saving 1-10 their jobs.
tried to negotiate with Union Convenors who sounded like Southy by saying Hit the banks & putting nothing constructive forward no savings ideas at all they repeated the same thing if they talked at all.
managers who were in the unions never sent the letters to some of the workforce until after the date on purpose ask RonnieG.
They put into place at the end a system where those under £22,000 never took a cut services & jobs wouldn't be touched even with a cut of in excess of £45million yet Unite who had agreed to this with Unison & the council broke that deal actively campaigned for Labour even with their lies of no cuts to jobs & front line services & shipped in Union members from outside the city to knock doors?
Now look at it Labour gives two councillors cabinet posts that were never there,Labour has a all female short list to replace Denham but our female councillors aren't good enough so ship in a Peckham councillor?
Redundancies,cuts in services but rewarding the Unions with restoration of pay plus a pay rise each year for three years of 1.9% as per agreement with Unions & how much is our council tax going up? 1.9%
that money could have gone to services but we're now paying more for less & it was Labours choices that have given us this situation
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax. SORTED[/p][/quote]People did vote Tory ...... For eight long years ..... and they were proved to be less than useless . ........ loads of promises ... Nothing delivered .... apart from destroying a workforce and forcing industrial action by failure to negotiate . Oh yes ...... your boys SORTED it good and proper ..... now Labour has to sort the financial mess out and look the bad guys ........ whilst the ex and failed council leader just comes out with the usual soundbites aided by his mouthpiece ..... The Echo. . Well if thats what you call SORTED !!!![/p][/quote]tory council were in power for 4years so exactly where did you get 8 years? we had a Lab/Lib coalition & before that we had a Labour council; or are you forgetting the fact to stop a Tory council you teamed up with the Liberals? so even though the electorate voted Labour out you maintained power through the Liberals didn't you? Allo projects taking place were put forward by the Tory council look at their blueprint Vision of change. You say the destroyed a workforce? took on more refuse collectors applied for a grant to keep weekly collections so saving 1-10 their jobs. tried to negotiate with Union Convenors who sounded like Southy by saying Hit the banks & putting nothing constructive forward no savings ideas at all they repeated the same thing if they talked at all. managers who were in the unions never sent the letters to some of the workforce until after the date on purpose ask RonnieG. They put into place at the end a system where those under £22,000 never took a cut services & jobs wouldn't be touched even with a cut of in excess of £45million yet Unite who had agreed to this with Unison & the council broke that deal actively campaigned for Labour even with their lies of no cuts to jobs & front line services & shipped in Union members from outside the city to knock doors? Now look at it Labour gives two councillors cabinet posts that were never there,Labour has a all female short list to replace Denham but our female councillors aren't good enough so ship in a Peckham councillor? Redundancies,cuts in services but rewarding the Unions with restoration of pay plus a pay rise each year for three years of 1.9% as per agreement with Unions & how much is our council tax going up? 1.9% that money could have gone to services but we're now paying more for less & it was Labours choices that have given us this situation loosehead
  • Score: 6

6:23pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

KSO16R wrote:
aldermoorboy wrote:
Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax.

SORTED
Then cut services and wages
sorry but they never cut services that's labours way as well as jobs
[quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax. SORTED[/p][/quote]Then cut services and wages[/p][/quote]sorry but they never cut services that's labours way as well as jobs loosehead
  • Score: 6

6:27pm Mon 17 Mar 14

allstar says...

Typical response by a labour person , Full of empty headed promises it is not a political argument !!! . You are full of the brown stuff and as like all you council people in charge , I ask the question why the hell do you get free parking when the rest of us have to pay,
I know how these parking chiefs work with your lavish parties in London such as Parkex , a nice new company car each year and a salary that that no way reflects the duties you just screw the motorist every time
Typical response by a labour person , Full of empty headed promises it is not a political argument !!! . You are full of the brown stuff and as like all you council people in charge , I ask the question why the hell do you get free parking when the rest of us have to pay, I know how these parking chiefs work with your lavish parties in London such as Parkex , a nice new company car each year and a salary that that no way reflects the duties you just screw the motorist every time allstar
  • Score: 8

7:21pm Mon 17 Mar 14

ShirleyLad says...

JessicaH88 wrote:
I pay £8 a day on Kings Park Road as it is and because I work long hours, I now have to pay £10 a day (£2,500pa!).
I could park up towards Hulse Road or at 6 Dials for less but both are secluded and unsafe and for a twenty something female, this is very daunting. Both my parents are Police Officers and neither will let me park at the above locations as there have been incidents!

I have no option of public transport where I live and have to drive to work - Southampton City Council are making this harder and making my decision to look for a job out the city easier.

It's absolutely outrageous!
Hulse Road unsafe and secluded..... Well it must be a different Hulse road to the one I live on
[quote][p][bold]JessicaH88[/bold] wrote: I pay £8 a day on Kings Park Road as it is and because I work long hours, I now have to pay £10 a day (£2,500pa!). I could park up towards Hulse Road or at 6 Dials for less but both are secluded and unsafe and for a twenty something female, this is very daunting. Both my parents are Police Officers and neither will let me park at the above locations as there have been incidents! I have no option of public transport where I live and have to drive to work - Southampton City Council are making this harder and making my decision to look for a job out the city easier. It's absolutely outrageous![/p][/quote]Hulse Road unsafe and secluded..... Well it must be a different Hulse road to the one I live on ShirleyLad
  • Score: 2

7:29pm Mon 17 Mar 14

ShirleyLad says...

Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton
Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton ShirleyLad
  • Score: -8

7:30pm Mon 17 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

ShirleyLad wrote:
Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton
difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there
[quote][p][bold]ShirleyLad[/bold] wrote: Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton[/p][/quote]difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there 03alpe01
  • Score: 4

7:36pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Matt Probert says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax.

SORTED
Who ever you vote for the council gets in. Same tossers, different colour rosettes.
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Vote Tories in, they will scrap it and pay for it without putting up council tax. SORTED[/p][/quote]Who ever you vote for the council gets in. Same tossers, different colour rosettes. Matt Probert
  • Score: 4

7:48pm Mon 17 Mar 14

mr.southampton says...

It's ridiculous. I had a situation in Bedford Place multi-storey a few years back when they introduced night-time charges. I parked, about 10 minuted to five and left at ten past. I got charged for an hour's ticket - plus £2 so it was over £3, just for 20 minutes.

The problem with any system like this is it creates a ludicrous anomaly.
It's ridiculous. I had a situation in Bedford Place multi-storey a few years back when they introduced night-time charges. I parked, about 10 minuted to five and left at ten past. I got charged for an hour's ticket - plus £2 so it was over £3, just for 20 minutes. The problem with any system like this is it creates a ludicrous anomaly. mr.southampton
  • Score: 4

8:04pm Mon 17 Mar 14

honour says...

councillors get free parking enough said.
councillors get free parking enough said. honour
  • Score: 5

8:27pm Mon 17 Mar 14

elvisimo says...

03alpe01 wrote:
ShirleyLad wrote:
Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton
difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there
Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all.

If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShirleyLad[/bold] wrote: Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton[/p][/quote]difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there[/p][/quote]Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all. If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars... elvisimo
  • Score: -5

9:03pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories.
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The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago.
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I expect the Troll to return !!!
Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories. . The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago. . . I expect the Troll to return !!! Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -4

9:03pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

elvisimo wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
ShirleyLad wrote:
Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton
difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there
Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all.

If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...
Well I use to go to Nero's which became Fifth Avenue but I think that's being bulldozed for flats in Southsea.
I use to also go to Chelsea Village in Bournemouth but don't know if it's still there or what it's called?
but where is there in any of those two or Southampton where you as adults can go for a night out say dancing?
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShirleyLad[/bold] wrote: Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton[/p][/quote]difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there[/p][/quote]Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all. If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...[/p][/quote]Well I use to go to Nero's which became Fifth Avenue but I think that's being bulldozed for flats in Southsea. I use to also go to Chelsea Village in Bournemouth but don't know if it's still there or what it's called? but where is there in any of those two or Southampton where you as adults can go for a night out say dancing? loosehead
  • Score: -1

9:05pm Mon 17 Mar 14

JohnSoton says...

The evening parking charges are also affecting town centre residents. It’s a disgrace I have to pay for parking outside my flat when the street is empty and there are no capacity issues in my area. What a rip off! What a non sense!
The evening parking charges are also affecting town centre residents. It’s a disgrace I have to pay for parking outside my flat when the street is empty and there are no capacity issues in my area. What a rip off! What a non sense! JohnSoton
  • Score: 8

9:06pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories.
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The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago.
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I expect the Troll to return !!!
Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless?
"TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories. . The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago. . . I expect the Troll to return !!![/p][/quote]Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless? "TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor? loosehead
  • Score: -1

9:11pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

JohnSoton wrote:
The evening parking charges are also affecting town centre residents. It’s a disgrace I have to pay for parking outside my flat when the street is empty and there are no capacity issues in my area. What a rip off! What a non sense!
John before the Tories won the Labour Party were going to charge everyone for parking in the streets.
There was an almighty kick up about it & Labour surprisingly said we won't introduce it now but will look to do it in the future & it remained in their manifesto.
come to the last local elections no one noticed it was still there & they lied & conned their way to power & now you & others are being hit by a council more worried about rewarding their Union pay masters than they are about jobs & services or the residents of this city but just wait until May you'll hear it wasn't our fault it's the government?
yet they've put up council tax & hit residents all to either restore pay or give those workers a pay rise each year.
[quote][p][bold]JohnSoton[/bold] wrote: The evening parking charges are also affecting town centre residents. It’s a disgrace I have to pay for parking outside my flat when the street is empty and there are no capacity issues in my area. What a rip off! What a non sense![/p][/quote]John before the Tories won the Labour Party were going to charge everyone for parking in the streets. There was an almighty kick up about it & Labour surprisingly said we won't introduce it now but will look to do it in the future & it remained in their manifesto. come to the last local elections no one noticed it was still there & they lied & conned their way to power & now you & others are being hit by a council more worried about rewarding their Union pay masters than they are about jobs & services or the residents of this city but just wait until May you'll hear it wasn't our fault it's the government? yet they've put up council tax & hit residents all to either restore pay or give those workers a pay rise each year. loosehead
  • Score: 3

9:13pm Mon 17 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

elvisimo wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
ShirleyLad wrote:
Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton
difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there
Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all.

If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...
because they do not add any variety as there are those venues here already i.e. casinos, bars, cinemas, restaurants etc. Are all here in abundance. In Portsmouth there is the Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard, as well as Southsea seafront. Which may not be the best Waterfront destination in the World but at least there is Waterfront access there- easily accessible on a summer's evening. Granted the first two are not 'nightlife' but they are things that would attract people to Portsmouth over and above Southampton.

Bournemouth Nightlife? What about a nice evening stroll on the beach? Who said 'nightlife' had to be all about bars, gambling and drinking? Doesn't appeal to all of us you know...
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShirleyLad[/bold] wrote: Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton[/p][/quote]difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there[/p][/quote]Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all. If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...[/p][/quote]because they do not add any variety as there are those venues here already i.e. casinos, bars, cinemas, restaurants etc. Are all here in abundance. In Portsmouth there is the Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard, as well as Southsea seafront. Which may not be the best Waterfront destination in the World but at least there is Waterfront access there- easily accessible on a summer's evening. Granted the first two are not 'nightlife' but they are things that would attract people to Portsmouth over and above Southampton. Bournemouth Nightlife? What about a nice evening stroll on the beach? Who said 'nightlife' had to be all about bars, gambling and drinking? Doesn't appeal to all of us you know... 03alpe01
  • Score: 1

9:21pm Mon 17 Mar 14

KSO16R says...

Squinny, squinny, squinny, this week parking charges, last week cyclists, listen to yourselves.
Squinny, squinny, squinny, this week parking charges, last week cyclists, listen to yourselves. KSO16R
  • Score: -1

9:24pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

03alpe01 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
ShirleyLad wrote:
Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton
difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there
Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all.

If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...
because they do not add any variety as there are those venues here already i.e. casinos, bars, cinemas, restaurants etc. Are all here in abundance. In Portsmouth there is the Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard, as well as Southsea seafront. Which may not be the best Waterfront destination in the World but at least there is Waterfront access there- easily accessible on a summer's evening. Granted the first two are not 'nightlife' but they are things that would attract people to Portsmouth over and above Southampton.

Bournemouth Nightlife? What about a nice evening stroll on the beach? Who said 'nightlife' had to be all about bars, gambling and drinking? Doesn't appeal to all of us you know...
What about Ocean Village I use to sit outside & look out over the water?
As for history go drink in the Red Lion Pub & sit in the place HenryVth held court,
Look at King Canutes Palace walk the walls of Southampton Castle . Spinnaker tower really? how's the outside lift doing?
I have said we should apply for lottery funding & instead of Flats build a massive Tower /stand with a Spitfire replica on top with a restaurant & viewing platforms inside the fuselage/construct.
it would be a great attraction if put by the waters edge at the new Mayflower Park & a delight to sit there eating a meal & looking out at the cruise ships & river
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShirleyLad[/bold] wrote: Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton[/p][/quote]difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there[/p][/quote]Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all. If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...[/p][/quote]because they do not add any variety as there are those venues here already i.e. casinos, bars, cinemas, restaurants etc. Are all here in abundance. In Portsmouth there is the Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard, as well as Southsea seafront. Which may not be the best Waterfront destination in the World but at least there is Waterfront access there- easily accessible on a summer's evening. Granted the first two are not 'nightlife' but they are things that would attract people to Portsmouth over and above Southampton. Bournemouth Nightlife? What about a nice evening stroll on the beach? Who said 'nightlife' had to be all about bars, gambling and drinking? Doesn't appeal to all of us you know...[/p][/quote]What about Ocean Village I use to sit outside & look out over the water? As for history go drink in the Red Lion Pub & sit in the place HenryVth held court, Look at King Canutes Palace walk the walls of Southampton Castle . Spinnaker tower really? how's the outside lift doing? I have said we should apply for lottery funding & instead of Flats build a massive Tower /stand with a Spitfire replica on top with a restaurant & viewing platforms inside the fuselage/construct. it would be a great attraction if put by the waters edge at the new Mayflower Park & a delight to sit there eating a meal & looking out at the cruise ships & river loosehead
  • Score: 0

9:25pm Mon 17 Mar 14

loosehead says...

KSO16R wrote:
Squinny, squinny, squinny, this week parking charges, last week cyclists, listen to yourselves.
you sound a lot like that idiot councillor Kaur!
[quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: Squinny, squinny, squinny, this week parking charges, last week cyclists, listen to yourselves.[/p][/quote]you sound a lot like that idiot councillor Kaur! loosehead
  • Score: 2

9:40pm Mon 17 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

loosehead wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
ShirleyLad wrote:
Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton
difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there
Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all.

If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...
because they do not add any variety as there are those venues here already i.e. casinos, bars, cinemas, restaurants etc. Are all here in abundance. In Portsmouth there is the Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard, as well as Southsea seafront. Which may not be the best Waterfront destination in the World but at least there is Waterfront access there- easily accessible on a summer's evening. Granted the first two are not 'nightlife' but they are things that would attract people to Portsmouth over and above Southampton.

Bournemouth Nightlife? What about a nice evening stroll on the beach? Who said 'nightlife' had to be all about bars, gambling and drinking? Doesn't appeal to all of us you know...
What about Ocean Village I use to sit outside & look out over the water?
As for history go drink in the Red Lion Pub & sit in the place HenryVth held court,
Look at King Canutes Palace walk the walls of Southampton Castle . Spinnaker tower really? how's the outside lift doing?
I have said we should apply for lottery funding & instead of Flats build a massive Tower /stand with a Spitfire replica on top with a restaurant & viewing platforms inside the fuselage/construct.
it would be a great attraction if put by the waters edge at the new Mayflower Park & a delight to sit there eating a meal & looking out at the cruise ships & river
Isn't Ocean Village all flats now? There may well be some history in the Red Lion Pub but how well documented is that? Most people see it as just another pub. Whether the outside lift at the Spinnaker Tower is working or not it is still a major landmark for Hampshire and indeed the South. I agree that would be a great attraction and would give Southampton the landmark it so desperately needs (student flats don't count as landmarks), it would connect us with our history and would offer great views of the water and cruise ships. I have no idea why we cant apply for a heritage grant for that.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ShirleyLad[/bold] wrote: Personally, I don't think parking charges are excessive. Other places Bournemouth Portsmouth charge about the same. Bournemouth has had night fees for years as has Brighton and it hasn't stopped people going out in the evenings. The only problem is see is the fact your fee doesn't roll over as it does in Brighton[/p][/quote]difference is- there's actually things to do in the evening in Portsmouth and Bournemouth! So you have a reason to go there[/p][/quote]Quite odd that you say that yet you seem to be able to moan about any proposals in southampton to improve the offer. Eg, town quay, casino, watermark - you have moaned about them all. If portsmouth has such a wonderful nightlife - move there. P.s. please detail the Bournemouth nighttime offer appart from a number of closed and boarded up bars...[/p][/quote]because they do not add any variety as there are those venues here already i.e. casinos, bars, cinemas, restaurants etc. Are all here in abundance. In Portsmouth there is the Spinnaker Tower and Historic Dockyard, as well as Southsea seafront. Which may not be the best Waterfront destination in the World but at least there is Waterfront access there- easily accessible on a summer's evening. Granted the first two are not 'nightlife' but they are things that would attract people to Portsmouth over and above Southampton. Bournemouth Nightlife? What about a nice evening stroll on the beach? Who said 'nightlife' had to be all about bars, gambling and drinking? Doesn't appeal to all of us you know...[/p][/quote]What about Ocean Village I use to sit outside & look out over the water? As for history go drink in the Red Lion Pub & sit in the place HenryVth held court, Look at King Canutes Palace walk the walls of Southampton Castle . Spinnaker tower really? how's the outside lift doing? I have said we should apply for lottery funding & instead of Flats build a massive Tower /stand with a Spitfire replica on top with a restaurant & viewing platforms inside the fuselage/construct. it would be a great attraction if put by the waters edge at the new Mayflower Park & a delight to sit there eating a meal & looking out at the cruise ships & river[/p][/quote]Isn't Ocean Village all flats now? There may well be some history in the Red Lion Pub but how well documented is that? Most people see it as just another pub. Whether the outside lift at the Spinnaker Tower is working or not it is still a major landmark for Hampshire and indeed the South. I agree that would be a great attraction and would give Southampton the landmark it so desperately needs (student flats don't count as landmarks), it would connect us with our history and would offer great views of the water and cruise ships. I have no idea why we cant apply for a heritage grant for that. 03alpe01
  • Score: -1

9:45pm Mon 17 Mar 14

KSO16R says...

loosehead wrote:
KSO16R wrote:
Squinny, squinny, squinny, this week parking charges, last week cyclists, listen to yourselves.
you sound a lot like that idiot councillor Kaur!
Wrong mr h
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: Squinny, squinny, squinny, this week parking charges, last week cyclists, listen to yourselves.[/p][/quote]you sound a lot like that idiot councillor Kaur![/p][/quote]Wrong mr h KSO16R
  • Score: -2

9:46pm Mon 17 Mar 14

KSO16R says...

You are wrong mr h
You are wrong mr h KSO16R
  • Score: -1

11:24pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Tone says...

One of my kids has a club 6-7pm in the city which costs £5. So parking for £2 is a significant extra cost. Consequently very few kids attend this club any more. Mine does but I refuse to pay, just park nearby and keep an eye on the car.
One of my kids has a club 6-7pm in the city which costs £5. So parking for £2 is a significant extra cost. Consequently very few kids attend this club any more. Mine does but I refuse to pay, just park nearby and keep an eye on the car. Tone
  • Score: 1

4:58am Tue 18 Mar 14

skeptik says...

The street around the site for the new supermarket have been furnished with new meters and the residents car parking has had the personal barrier removed - not much profit if the bar is up all day. I deliver a paper to an old friend - I was surprised to see parking wardens early am wandering around checking cars - Sunday!
The street around the site for the new supermarket have been furnished with new meters and the residents car parking has had the personal barrier removed - not much profit if the bar is up all day. I deliver a paper to an old friend - I was surprised to see parking wardens early am wandering around checking cars - Sunday! skeptik
  • Score: 3

5:40am Tue 18 Mar 14

aldermoorboy says...

Morning all, latest football result

Loosehead 6-0 Lone Ranger.

Loosehead has now won the league.
Morning all, latest football result Loosehead 6-0 Lone Ranger. Loosehead has now won the league. aldermoorboy
  • Score: 2

7:51am Tue 18 Mar 14

loosehead says...

KSO16R wrote:
loosehead wrote:
KSO16R wrote:
Squinny, squinny, squinny, this week parking charges, last week cyclists, listen to yourselves.
you sound a lot like that idiot councillor Kaur!
Wrong mr h
so you know my name how about giving me your real name?
[quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: Squinny, squinny, squinny, this week parking charges, last week cyclists, listen to yourselves.[/p][/quote]you sound a lot like that idiot councillor Kaur![/p][/quote]Wrong mr h[/p][/quote]so you know my name how about giving me your real name? loosehead
  • Score: 0

7:52am Tue 18 Mar 14

loosehead says...

KSO16R wrote:
You are wrong mr h
if your post code is in your title you must live quite close to me? Lordshill?
[quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: You are wrong mr h[/p][/quote]if your post code is in your title you must live quite close to me? Lordshill? loosehead
  • Score: 0

7:52am Tue 18 Mar 14

loosehead says...

KSO16R wrote:
You are wrong mr h
if your post code is in your title you must live quite close to me? Lordshill?
[quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: You are wrong mr h[/p][/quote]if your post code is in your title you must live quite close to me? Lordshill? loosehead
  • Score: 0

7:55am Tue 18 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

OrangeGoblin wrote:
I used to shop in Southampton and go out in Southampton. I stopped long a go. I went into to town to buy a shirt. The shirt cost me £25 the coffee cost £4...10% of the money i spent went to parking.

I used to go out regularly. I would park my car overnight and pick it up the next day. One day it cost me £12.00...

It is wholly irresponsible and nothing more than greedy pigs lining coffers. I know longer visit Southampton in any capacity, because of excessive parking charges...

So pat yourselves on the back, yet again you show how poorly run and overpaid the council and its members are.You continually let Southampton down, time after time after time. The roads are appalling, the traffic is horrendous are there are few jobs to be had. On top of all of you complete incompetence, you charge extortionate amounts for parking. This does absolutely nothing what so ever to support small and independent business, through this ludicrous parking payment fiasco...
Silly way of looking at it. The parking charge is a flat fee, treating it as a percentage of your purchases is meaningless. If I buy a £3000 TV, the parking then seemingly becomes an absolute bargain by your logic.
[quote][p][bold]OrangeGoblin[/bold] wrote: I used to shop in Southampton and go out in Southampton. I stopped long a go. I went into to town to buy a shirt. The shirt cost me £25 the coffee cost £4...10% of the money i spent went to parking. I used to go out regularly. I would park my car overnight and pick it up the next day. One day it cost me £12.00... It is wholly irresponsible and nothing more than greedy pigs lining coffers. I know longer visit Southampton in any capacity, because of excessive parking charges... So pat yourselves on the back, yet again you show how poorly run and overpaid the council and its members are.You continually let Southampton down, time after time after time. The roads are appalling, the traffic is horrendous are there are few jobs to be had. On top of all of you complete incompetence, you charge extortionate amounts for parking. This does absolutely nothing what so ever to support small and independent business, through this ludicrous parking payment fiasco...[/p][/quote]Silly way of looking at it. The parking charge is a flat fee, treating it as a percentage of your purchases is meaningless. If I buy a £3000 TV, the parking then seemingly becomes an absolute bargain by your logic. gilbertratchet
  • Score: -2

8:00am Tue 18 Mar 14

loosehead says...

aldermoorboy wrote:
Morning all, latest football result

Loosehead 6-0 Lone Ranger.

Loosehead has now won the league.
For anyone to suggest this keeps council tax down they're lying all this does is help restore pay to people on £30-60,000 & the 1.9% pay rise means they're getting richer.
If they restored pay to before pay cut levels does that mean anyone under £17,500 took a pay cut whilst the better paid got fully restored & a pay rise?
most under £17,500 will live in the city borders whilst those on £30,000+ won't so they're hitting the low paid twice aren't they?
How many out of town super stores charge to park? this council saw what happened when the Tory council tried night time parking & stopped it so why do Labour think they know better?
Everything Labour comes up with is chaotic,Roadworks,Cy
cleways & night time parking,one of them they blame on the remaining successful provider of employment in this city the cruise lines/ships instead of taking the blame for poor management?
[quote][p][bold]aldermoorboy[/bold] wrote: Morning all, latest football result Loosehead 6-0 Lone Ranger. Loosehead has now won the league.[/p][/quote]For anyone to suggest this keeps council tax down they're lying all this does is help restore pay to people on £30-60,000 & the 1.9% pay rise means they're getting richer. If they restored pay to before pay cut levels does that mean anyone under £17,500 took a pay cut whilst the better paid got fully restored & a pay rise? most under £17,500 will live in the city borders whilst those on £30,000+ won't so they're hitting the low paid twice aren't they? How many out of town super stores charge to park? this council saw what happened when the Tory council tried night time parking & stopped it so why do Labour think they know better? Everything Labour comes up with is chaotic,Roadworks,Cy cleways & night time parking,one of them they blame on the remaining successful provider of employment in this city the cruise lines/ships instead of taking the blame for poor management? loosehead
  • Score: 0

8:12am Tue 18 Mar 14

Brubaker45 says...

We used to go to the Mayfair theatre about once a month on average but adding in the cost of parking to theatre tickets has finally broken the camel's back. We invariably go to the King's in Southsea now. Real trouble is Labour Councils they grub for every penny from the populace whilst keeping up their jollies and expense accounts. I'm convinced that inner city blight is a policy of the Labour Party they care nought for business or people only themselves. Mind you that's 99.99% of politicians for you.
We used to go to the Mayfair theatre about once a month on average but adding in the cost of parking to theatre tickets has finally broken the camel's back. We invariably go to the King's in Southsea now. Real trouble is Labour Councils they grub for every penny from the populace whilst keeping up their jollies and expense accounts. I'm convinced that inner city blight is a policy of the Labour Party they care nought for business or people only themselves. Mind you that's 99.99% of politicians for you. Brubaker45
  • Score: 0

10:20am Tue 18 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories.
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The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago.
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I expect the Troll to return !!!
Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless?
"TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?
As expected the Vile little liar returns
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories. . The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago. . . I expect the Troll to return !!![/p][/quote]Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless? "TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?[/p][/quote]As expected the Vile little liar returns Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Tue 18 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories.
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The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago.
.
.
I expect the Troll to return !!!
Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless?
"TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?
As expected the Vile little liar returns
on nearly every site you spout lies yet for some weird reason you call me a liar maybe you look into the mirror when your typing your ridiculous posts?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories. . The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago. . . I expect the Troll to return !!![/p][/quote]Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless? "TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?[/p][/quote]As expected the Vile little liar returns[/p][/quote]on nearly every site you spout lies yet for some weird reason you call me a liar maybe you look into the mirror when your typing your ridiculous posts? loosehead
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Tue 18 Mar 14

loosehead says...

we have terrible policies coming from a Labour council yet we have this Labour councillor who won't give his real name but likes to call people a liar & goes by Lone Ranger.
He states the Tories brought in night time car park charges but negates to mention the fact that the Tories soon realised this was a mistake & scrapped them plus lowered day time charges.
He makes false allegations all of the time yet calls me a vile liar? when have I lied what proof has this person got?
Labour are on the racks with a local election coming up so here we go attack any opposition maybe bring in the union bully boys & make union members vote labour again?
we have terrible policies coming from a Labour council yet we have this Labour councillor who won't give his real name but likes to call people a liar & goes by Lone Ranger. He states the Tories brought in night time car park charges but negates to mention the fact that the Tories soon realised this was a mistake & scrapped them plus lowered day time charges. He makes false allegations all of the time yet calls me a vile liar? when have I lied what proof has this person got? Labour are on the racks with a local election coming up so here we go attack any opposition maybe bring in the union bully boys & make union members vote labour again? loosehead
  • Score: 3

1:38pm Tue 18 Mar 14

kiddynamite says...

So dont go there in the eves if your not willing to pay. Go to Portsmouth, its a much nicer place anyway. You will probably get robbed or beaten up for nothing by chavs from Millbronx in Southampton. All joking aside Portsmouth is a much nicer and friendlier day out.
So dont go there in the eves if your not willing to pay. Go to Portsmouth, its a much nicer place anyway. You will probably get robbed or beaten up for nothing by chavs from Millbronx in Southampton. All joking aside Portsmouth is a much nicer and friendlier day out. kiddynamite
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories.
.
The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago.
.
.
I expect the Troll to return !!!
Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless?
"TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?
As expected the Vile little liar returns
on nearly every site you spout lies yet for some weird reason you call me a liar maybe you look into the mirror when your typing your ridiculous posts?
Because you are a LIAR ..... proven time and time again.
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Dont need to look in the mirror ... its you who is the LIAR.
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Not interested in what you post anymore as its usually full of insults against posters who dont agree with your sad political bent.
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Did you find out what LOL is yet !!! What a joke you are
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories. . The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago. . . I expect the Troll to return !!![/p][/quote]Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless? "TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?[/p][/quote]As expected the Vile little liar returns[/p][/quote]on nearly every site you spout lies yet for some weird reason you call me a liar maybe you look into the mirror when your typing your ridiculous posts?[/p][/quote]Because you are a LIAR ..... proven time and time again. . Dont need to look in the mirror ... its you who is the LIAR. . Not interested in what you post anymore as its usually full of insults against posters who dont agree with your sad political bent. . Did you find out what LOL is yet !!! What a joke you are Lone Ranger.
  • Score: -2

2:30pm Tue 18 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories.
.
The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago.
.
.
I expect the Troll to return !!!
Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless?
"TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?
As expected the Vile little liar returns
on nearly every site you spout lies yet for some weird reason you call me a liar maybe you look into the mirror when your typing your ridiculous posts?
Because you are a LIAR ..... proven time and time again.
.
Dont need to look in the mirror ... its you who is the LIAR.
.
Not interested in what you post anymore as its usually full of insults against posters who dont agree with your sad political bent.
.
Did you find out what LOL is yet !!! What a joke you are
my posts are full of insults? really ? try reading what you've just posted.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories. . The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago. . . I expect the Troll to return !!![/p][/quote]Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless? "TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?[/p][/quote]As expected the Vile little liar returns[/p][/quote]on nearly every site you spout lies yet for some weird reason you call me a liar maybe you look into the mirror when your typing your ridiculous posts?[/p][/quote]Because you are a LIAR ..... proven time and time again. . Dont need to look in the mirror ... its you who is the LIAR. . Not interested in what you post anymore as its usually full of insults against posters who dont agree with your sad political bent. . Did you find out what LOL is yet !!! What a joke you are[/p][/quote]my posts are full of insults? really ? try reading what you've just posted. loosehead
  • Score: 1

2:36pm Tue 18 Mar 14

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories.
.
The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago.
.
.
I expect the Troll to return !!!
Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless?
"TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?
As expected the Vile little liar returns
on nearly every site you spout lies yet for some weird reason you call me a liar maybe you look into the mirror when your typing your ridiculous posts?
Because you are a LIAR ..... proven time and time again.
.
Dont need to look in the mirror ... its you who is the LIAR.
.
Not interested in what you post anymore as its usually full of insults against posters who dont agree with your sad political bent.
.
Did you find out what LOL is yet !!! What a joke you are
Because you are a LIAR ..... proven time and time again.
proven when & by who? You?
there once was a poster on here who claimed that the pay cuts paid for the Sea City Museum ? Lies as has been proven by many posters I wonder who that was?
A poster offered to meet me in his local & I saw that as a threat you say it wasn't you? so if you're correct then I got posters mixed up a genuine mistake because all left wing posters come out with the same lies but in your eyes that makes me into a liar?
If it wasn't you I'll quite happily apologise to you for that mistake but are you the big person you make yourself out to be an accept an apology or are you going to show us the real type of person you are & just call me names again?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: Well the only councillors that appear to be branding this a "farce" according to the Tory led Echo is ........ believe it or not ........ the Tories. . The same ones that introduced night time parking charges a few years ago. . . I expect the Troll to return !!![/p][/quote]Yes the same Tories who realised what a mistake it was & scrapped those charges will you & your beloved Labour council admit they're wrong or carry on regardless? "TROLL" maybe better than a Labour councillor?[/p][/quote]As expected the Vile little liar returns[/p][/quote]on nearly every site you spout lies yet for some weird reason you call me a liar maybe you look into the mirror when your typing your ridiculous posts?[/p][/quote]Because you are a LIAR ..... proven time and time again. . Dont need to look in the mirror ... its you who is the LIAR. . Not interested in what you post anymore as its usually full of insults against posters who dont agree with your sad political bent. . Did you find out what LOL is yet !!! What a joke you are[/p][/quote]Because you are a LIAR ..... proven time and time again. proven when & by who? You? there once was a poster on here who claimed that the pay cuts paid for the Sea City Museum ? Lies as has been proven by many posters I wonder who that was? A poster offered to meet me in his local & I saw that as a threat you say it wasn't you? so if you're correct then I got posters mixed up a genuine mistake because all left wing posters come out with the same lies but in your eyes that makes me into a liar? If it wasn't you I'll quite happily apologise to you for that mistake but are you the big person you make yourself out to be an accept an apology or are you going to show us the real type of person you are & just call me names again? loosehead
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Wed 19 Mar 14

JohnSoton says...

Don't charge town centre residents for parking!!!
Don't charge town centre residents for parking!!! JohnSoton
  • Score: 0

12:02am Thu 20 Mar 14

Monkreadusuk says...

bigfella777 wrote:
They have put up no new signage and the information is in small writing on the machine, I don't think visitors to the city should be treated like that as they won't come back.
I watch the wardens turn up to the Castle Way car parks most evenings at 18.10, they come in 3's and 4's, they then proceed immediately to issue tickets, no time is given for the owners to return which I thought was illegal.
They are issuing at least 10 tickets there every night and you actually see them running round with glee to issue the tickets as fast as they can.
For this to be happening every night there is definitely something wrong.
5 minutes grace is given to all cars without tickets and 10 to those with expired ones. Council policy dictates this is done, not law.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: They have put up no new signage and the information is in small writing on the machine, I don't think visitors to the city should be treated like that as they won't come back. I watch the wardens turn up to the Castle Way car parks most evenings at 18.10, they come in 3's and 4's, they then proceed immediately to issue tickets, no time is given for the owners to return which I thought was illegal. They are issuing at least 10 tickets there every night and you actually see them running round with glee to issue the tickets as fast as they can. For this to be happening every night there is definitely something wrong.[/p][/quote]5 minutes grace is given to all cars without tickets and 10 to those with expired ones. Council policy dictates this is done, not law. Monkreadusuk
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Thu 20 Mar 14

JohnSoton says...

The night charge should be scrapped!!!
The night charge should be scrapped!!! JohnSoton
  • Score: 0

9:11pm Thu 20 Mar 14

loosehead says...

JohnSoton wrote:
Don't charge town centre residents for parking!!!
really? so when i was 5-10 mins late they shouldn't have hit me with a fine?
[quote][p][bold]JohnSoton[/bold] wrote: Don't charge town centre residents for parking!!![/p][/quote]really? so when i was 5-10 mins late they shouldn't have hit me with a fine? loosehead
  • Score: 0

1:11am Fri 21 Mar 14

southamptonadi says...

BeyondImagination wrote:
It must be really great for shop workers who work all day up to 8 or 9pm. How do they manage to get their ticket at exactly 6 to avoid a ticket at 5 past? It would have been far easier to extend the charging period up to 8pm and if you'd already paid for the day then that would be fair to not pay again.
They probably wouldent be using on street car parking or hourly car parks as they are so expensive especially when there are car parks for £4/5 a day
[quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: It must be really great for shop workers who work all day up to 8 or 9pm. How do they manage to get their ticket at exactly 6 to avoid a ticket at 5 past? It would have been far easier to extend the charging period up to 8pm and if you'd already paid for the day then that would be fair to not pay again.[/p][/quote]They probably wouldent be using on street car parking or hourly car parks as they are so expensive especially when there are car parks for £4/5 a day southamptonadi
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1:38pm Fri 21 Mar 14

kiddynamite says...

To be fair, out of towners should be Paid to come into the city centre of Southampton! its horrible, full of pathetic wannabe gangsters and drugs!
To be fair, out of towners should be Paid to come into the city centre of Southampton! its horrible, full of pathetic wannabe gangsters and drugs! kiddynamite
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3:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

loosehead says...

kiddynamite wrote:
To be fair, out of towners should be Paid to come into the city centre of Southampton! its horrible, full of pathetic wannabe gangsters and drugs!
please tell Bob Barnes that!
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: To be fair, out of towners should be Paid to come into the city centre of Southampton! its horrible, full of pathetic wannabe gangsters and drugs![/p][/quote]please tell Bob Barnes that! loosehead
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8:25am Mon 31 Mar 14

FranknFurther says...

Councils seem to be doing little to encourage businesses and their customers to come to the cities, quite to opposite in fact. Increasing business rates and fleecing the public at every opportunity at parking meters with exorbitant parking charges. It's time the councils started promoting business and attracting custom, or the public will go else where.
Councils seem to be doing little to encourage businesses and their customers to come to the cities, quite to opposite in fact. Increasing business rates and fleecing the public at every opportunity at parking meters with exorbitant parking charges. It's time the councils started promoting business and attracting custom, or the public will go else where. FranknFurther
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