Night-time parking charges ‘a fiasco’

Daily Echo: Night-time parking charges ‘a fiasco’ Night-time parking charges ‘a fiasco’

 THE parking charge fiasco is interesting, not least in what the council omitted in its statement to the BBC.

The council said that similar schemes operate in Bournemouth and Portsmouth.

Yet in Romsey, a few miles away, parking is free in the council’s short stay car parks after 4pm. Or if you park on a parking meter in Winchester, the first 30 minutes are free.

Councillor Rayment has stated these additional charges are required to repair our roads. If this is the case, why are other local councils able to provide a service to local residents and offer free parking?

STEPHEN MADDOCKS, Southampton.

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11:46pm Thu 27 Mar 14

StevenGalton says...

I like the way other Councils doing something is used as justification to do it as well in Southampton - how come Council Tax can be raised by Labour with no mention or comparison to these "other councils" that are able to freeze their Council Tax...

ps Bournemouth just froze their Council Tax for the 4th year running - yet Labour run Southampton refuse money to help freeze at the same time as hiking and creating taxes everywhere and then campaigning on a cost of living crisis...
I like the way other Councils doing something is used as justification to do it as well in Southampton - how come Council Tax can be raised by Labour with no mention or comparison to these "other councils" that are able to freeze their Council Tax... ps Bournemouth just froze their Council Tax for the 4th year running - yet Labour run Southampton refuse money to help freeze at the same time as hiking and creating taxes everywhere and then campaigning on a cost of living crisis... StevenGalton
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8:53am Sat 29 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

People didn't have to vote them in, it was obvious they didn't have the skills to run the city properly to most people, even there leader was sacked for lying. It's all about council workers pay and that's it.
People didn't have to vote them in, it was obvious they didn't have the skills to run the city properly to most people, even there leader was sacked for lying. It's all about council workers pay and that's it. bigfella777
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