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Residents' Parking Zones Campaign 2020

This is the home page for our campaign for a fairer settlement for residents when it comes to paying for Residents' Parking Zones.

Our Conservative led Council is short of money and in February decided to introduce charges for residents' permits as follows:

Karen Davies Green Lane Clewer New Town Residents Parking (RPG Coe)

Residents struggle to park when their streets are used as long stay car parks by visitors and commuters.

  • £50 first car

  • £70 second car

  • £100 further cars

The charges were due to start from July for all permit holders, regardless of the expiry date of their current free permit.

The Lib Dems opposed these charges in the council.

A challenge by the local Lib Dems, led by Windsor's Cllr Amy Tisi (Clewer East), to the legality of the way in which these charges were introduced by the council means that local people now won't have to pay for a residents parking permit until their current free permit runs out; however these charges are still being introduced.

This is the second campaign Windsor Liberal Democrats have run on Residents' Parking Zones. Until 2013 residents' parking permits were charged at £20 first car / £40 second car. The previous campaign in 2009-13 led eventually to the free parking permits residents have enjoyed until now.

Only in May last year, around election time, local Conservatives were boasting about the free Residents' Parking Permits in the Royal Borough and saying that they didn't think people should have to pay council tax and then pay to park outside their front door.

Changing Residents' Parking Permit rules doesn't only affect people living in RPZs (Residents' Parking Zones). It also has a knock on effect on residents who live close to, but outside, Residents' Zones, as well as commuters, visitors and shoppers in our town.

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Page last revised July 2020