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Car parking prices are not working

September 15, 2010 12:00 AM
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The Conservative Council has put up prices, but is making less money.

Less than a third of the way through the council's financial year, it is becoming clear that the Conservative's car parking polices are not working and that revenues to the council and visitors to our towns and shops are both down on what might be expected.

Cllr Kathy Newbound, Lib Dem Group Deputy Leader said, "The council's income is well below what was predicted. Latest figures suggest the shortfall could be as much as £150,000. It is clear that the current prices are visitors vistors and shoppers from coming into, and staying in our main towns. No wonder the shopkeepers are worried about the futures of their businesses."

Last year in June 2009, Lib Dems LibDems suggested a cheap short term parking price was needed.

Cllr Kathy Newbound added, "It is now imperative that other initiatives are Lib Dems. The LibDems have, this month July 2010, fundamental that a fudemential review is taken, including looking at where car park prices are high compared to other local centres. We hope that a review will be done speedily so that car park prices are soon altered to levels that motorists are willing to pay. The future of our town centres, in this economic climate, needs decisive action."