Plenty of U-turns when it comes to parking charges

Daily Echo: Plenty of U-turns when it comes to parking charges Plenty of U-turns when it comes to parking charges

DO we believe Labour when they say no more parking charge hikes in Southampton?

They made a similar promise before the 2012 council election but as soon as they were in power they set about increasing charges and introducing new ones like residents’ parking first permits and night time city centre charges.

They also voted through plans for charges for shoppers in district centres like Shirley and Portswood.

If Labour are genuinely having a rethink and accepting that their approach up until now was wrong they should scrap their first permit charges and night time charges, which will hit residents and businesses in the pocket.

Empty Labour promises before an election have been proved worthless. As the council leader himself admitted – much of Labour’s 2012 election manifesto was simply an election tactic.

CLLR JEREMY MOULTON, Freemantle Ward, Southampton City Council.

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12:13am Tue 14 Jan 14

Inform Al says...

I suppose if you sell off all the amenities such as the Flower Roads community centre and the Swaythling Youth Centre as Jeremy Moultons lot did you wouldn't need to raise revenue through parking charges, just carry on robbing the people. Not in your own ward though ay Jeremy.
I suppose if you sell off all the amenities such as the Flower Roads community centre and the Swaythling Youth Centre as Jeremy Moultons lot did you wouldn't need to raise revenue through parking charges, just carry on robbing the people. Not in your own ward though ay Jeremy. Inform Al

7:52pm Wed 15 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

7.50 pm, just seen 4 traffic wardens pull up in 2 vans and ticket every car in the Castle Way car parks, absolutely disgusting.
7.50 pm, just seen 4 traffic wardens pull up in 2 vans and ticket every car in the Castle Way car parks, absolutely disgusting. bigfella777

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