The increases proposed by the Conservative administration would
hit a number of communities hard.
Residents would suffer not just from increased costs when they use car parks, but in town centres they would face additional displacement of car from car parks to residential roads. This would be exacerbated by longer charging hours which will lead to conflict between early evening diners etc., coming into town centres and residents arriving home during the same period. In addition Anyone parking free in a car park overnight would need to vacate their space before 8 a.m. rather than 9 a.m.
Shoppers will be faced with a disincentive to shop in our town centres as the cost rises ever higher.
Town centre workers, often not well paid, will face large increases to park whilst they work.
Traders will suffer from a reduction in footfall and staff who will be looking for increased wages in order to pay for the new parking charges. It is likely that more shops in our town will close. This is particularly likely in Walton Town Centre if 3 hour free Saturday parking is terminated.
Commuters already facing big hikes in rail fares will also face large increases in parking charges.
Started by: Graham Woolgar (Graham Woolgar for The Walton Society)
This Elmbridge Borough Council E-Petition runs from 02/12/2018 to 02/03/2019.
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