Campaign to scrap Sunday parking charges in Brighton and Hove

The Argus: Campaign to scrap Sunday parking charges in Brighton and Hove Campaign to scrap Sunday parking charges in Brighton and Hove

Hundreds of residents have backed a campaign to scrap Sunday parking charges across Brighton and Hove.
 

To date, 645 people have signed the petition calling for Brighton and Hove City Council to offer free parking in its car parks and on-street bays.
 

Liberal Democrats, who were behind the call, believe it will help boost trade and tourism by making the city “more welcoming” to visitors.
 

Jeremy Gale, who will stand for the Lib Dems in Central Hove at the next election, said: “The campaign is very much |in its infancy and to have received such strong support so early on is very encouraging indeed.
 

“What is clear, even at this early stage, is that residents are deeply unhappy with the Green administration’s policy on parking and the obscene amount of revenue that it generates.
 

“The Lib Dems are offering a viable and affordable alternative to what the current administration is delivering and, over the coming weeks, we’ll continue campaigning for a change in policy.”
 

To sign the petition visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VPJTWKC

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5:48pm Sun 26 Jan 14

hyram77 says...

What a crazy financial proposal! Supply and demand dictates that most of Brighton and Hoves car parks are full up on a Sunday with paying customers anyway. There is no need for an incentive to attract more drivers with free parking as there will be no spare spaces. .
What a crazy financial proposal! Supply and demand dictates that most of Brighton and Hoves car parks are full up on a Sunday with paying customers anyway. There is no need for an incentive to attract more drivers with free parking as there will be no spare spaces. . hyram77

5:54pm Sun 26 Jan 14

tez1959 says...

not before time greedy b......s
not before time greedy b......s tez1959

5:58pm Sun 26 Jan 14

HJarrs says...

Liberal Democrats! Are they still around?

This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015!
Liberal Democrats! Are they still around? This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015! HJarrs

7:23pm Sun 26 Jan 14

keswick says...

I think that this is unrealistic in town centre car parks but could work in places like the vastly under-used London Road car park. It does however show the deep dislike of this Green administration .
I think that this is unrealistic in town centre car parks but could work in places like the vastly under-used London Road car park. It does however show the deep dislike of this Green administration [apart from HJarrs, aka Jason Kitkat]. keswick

7:26pm Sun 26 Jan 14

cynic_the says...

HJarrs wrote:
Liberal Democrats! Are they still around?

This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015!
Thanks mate, I needed a laugh!
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Liberal Democrats! Are they still around? This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015![/p][/quote]Thanks mate, I needed a laugh! cynic_the

7:34pm Sun 26 Jan 14

whoee! says...

HJarrs wrote:
Liberal Democrats! Are they still around?

This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015!
What a complete and utter tw4t.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Liberal Democrats! Are they still around? This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015![/p][/quote]What a complete and utter tw4t. whoee!

7:40pm Sun 26 Jan 14

hyram77 says...

Interesting to see my sensible comment has received 6 negative reviews. The valuable revenue lost from Sunday parking will have to be made up elsewhere. Makes no difference to me, I drive to Bluewater which has free parking 24/7.
Interesting to see my sensible comment has received 6 negative reviews. The valuable revenue lost from Sunday parking will have to be made up elsewhere. Makes no difference to me, I drive to Bluewater which has free parking 24/7. hyram77

8:20pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Bored with moaners says...

hyram77 wrote:
Interesting to see my sensible comment has received 6 negative reviews. The valuable revenue lost from Sunday parking will have to be made up elsewhere. Makes no difference to me, I drive to Bluewater which has free parking 24/7.
That's clever, drive for 1 1/2 hours paying four to five times as much in petrol to save a parking charge......With that logic, you are well qualified to become a councillor.
[quote][p][bold]hyram77[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see my sensible comment has received 6 negative reviews. The valuable revenue lost from Sunday parking will have to be made up elsewhere. Makes no difference to me, I drive to Bluewater which has free parking 24/7.[/p][/quote]That's clever, drive for 1 1/2 hours paying four to five times as much in petrol to save a parking charge......With that logic, you are well qualified to become a councillor. Bored with moaners

8:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Richada says...

HJarrs wrote:
Liberal Democrats! Are they still around?

This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015!
Roll on indeed!

I rather think that whoever is elected will actually have rather more pressing "business" than to remove Sunday car parking charges.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Liberal Democrats! Are they still around? This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015![/p][/quote]Roll on indeed! I rather think that whoever is elected will actually have rather more pressing "business" than to remove Sunday car parking charges. Richada

9:04pm Sun 26 Jan 14

hyram77 says...

Bored with moaners wrote:
hyram77 wrote:
Interesting to see my sensible comment has received 6 negative reviews. The valuable revenue lost from Sunday parking will have to be made up elsewhere. Makes no difference to me, I drive to Bluewater which has free parking 24/7.
That's clever, drive for 1 1/2 hours paying four to five times as much in petrol to save a parking charge......With that logic, you are well qualified to become a councillor.
Interesting.... how do I apply?
[quote][p][bold]Bored with moaners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hyram77[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see my sensible comment has received 6 negative reviews. The valuable revenue lost from Sunday parking will have to be made up elsewhere. Makes no difference to me, I drive to Bluewater which has free parking 24/7.[/p][/quote]That's clever, drive for 1 1/2 hours paying four to five times as much in petrol to save a parking charge......With that logic, you are well qualified to become a councillor.[/p][/quote]Interesting.... how do I apply? hyram77

10:05pm Sun 26 Jan 14

brightonpip says...

Residents paid already charge visitors.. Simple
Residents paid already charge visitors.. Simple brightonpip

10:07pm Sun 26 Jan 14

brightonpip says...

Oops forgot to say abolish tuition fees before parking fines you wanna be Tory taunts
Oops forgot to say abolish tuition fees before parking fines you wanna be Tory taunts brightonpip

10:28pm Sun 26 Jan 14

the red head says...

I went visiting an outer London borough today and all Sunday parking was a pound. The town was bustling. It's not all about profit... It's about making people feel like they're not being taken advantage of. Hove desperately needs the parking to go back to how it was, ie. free on Sundays. We need to attract better shops - less betting shops and charity shops, so that this area's restaurants can stop closing week on week. Brighton, to be fair, does not need this but tourists should not be slapped in the face with the extortionate seafront parking charges. It actively encourages them to take up spaces in residential roads. For goodness sake, let's get some humanity back into it all and just give people a break. And before someone bleats 'who's going to pay for it'... We all do, sharing the load with thriving businesses, jobs and an attractive town that we can appreciate without feeling like we're being bled dry.
I went visiting an outer London borough today and all Sunday parking was a pound. The town was bustling. It's not all about profit... It's about making people feel like they're not being taken advantage of. Hove desperately needs the parking to go back to how it was, ie. free on Sundays. We need to attract better shops - less betting shops and charity shops, so that this area's restaurants can stop closing week on week. Brighton, to be fair, does not need this but tourists should not be slapped in the face with the extortionate seafront parking charges. It actively encourages them to take up spaces in residential roads. For goodness sake, let's get some humanity back into it all and just give people a break. And before someone bleats 'who's going to pay for it'... We all do, sharing the load with thriving businesses, jobs and an attractive town that we can appreciate without feeling like we're being bled dry. the red head

10:33pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Golfer69 says...

Labour and the conservatives are already looking at ways to reduce parking in the City, councillor Cox tweeted recently that due to TESCOs being free in Church rd that Norton rd could possibly be free every Sunday, due to competition, they have reduced London rd already but this could be cut again I'm told.
Labour and the conservatives are already looking at ways to reduce parking in the City, councillor Cox tweeted recently that due to TESCOs being free in Church rd that Norton rd could possibly be free every Sunday, due to competition, they have reduced London rd already but this could be cut again I'm told. Golfer69

7:16am Mon 27 Jan 14

HJarrs says...

I'm afraid that this article shows how one sided the debate is in the Cargus. If parking were to be made free across the city it would be counterproductive, as nobody wants to shop in gridlock. We would have more cars and fewer shoppers.

Up and down the country we have towns and cities with free or cheap parking that are like ghost towns, making the car king does not work.

In B&H we have a more vibrant city than any you care to mention and this is partly down to restricting car use in some areas such as the Laines and Western Rd coupled with good train and bus links, not to forget the thousands that walk and cycle. If the Liberal Democrats were to stand by their so called environmental credentials, they would be pressing for better bus, train, cycle and pedestrian access.
I'm afraid that this article shows how one sided the debate is in the Cargus. If parking were to be made free across the city it would be counterproductive, as nobody wants to shop in gridlock. We would have more cars and fewer shoppers. Up and down the country we have towns and cities with free or cheap parking that are like ghost towns, making the car king does not work. In B&H we have a more vibrant city than any you care to mention and this is partly down to restricting car use in some areas such as the Laines and Western Rd coupled with good train and bus links, not to forget the thousands that walk and cycle. If the Liberal Democrats were to stand by their so called environmental credentials, they would be pressing for better bus, train, cycle and pedestrian access. HJarrs

9:16am Mon 27 Jan 14

Fight_Back says...

HJarrs wrote:
Liberal Democrats! Are they still around?

This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015!
Attempting to take more tax from the already over-taxed public is NOT resisting cuts. Something the Green thickerati don't seem capable of understanding.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Liberal Democrats! Are they still around? This is excellent news. That is three parties fighting for the moanerati vote, three parties supporting cuts and only one resisting. Roll on May 2015![/p][/quote]Attempting to take more tax from the already over-taxed public is NOT resisting cuts. Something the Green thickerati don't seem capable of understanding. Fight_Back

9:58am Mon 27 Jan 14

Fight_Back says...

HJarrs wrote:
I'm afraid that this article shows how one sided the debate is in the Cargus. If parking were to be made free across the city it would be counterproductive, as nobody wants to shop in gridlock. We would have more cars and fewer shoppers.

Up and down the country we have towns and cities with free or cheap parking that are like ghost towns, making the car king does not work.

In B&H we have a more vibrant city than any you care to mention and this is partly down to restricting car use in some areas such as the Laines and Western Rd coupled with good train and bus links, not to forget the thousands that walk and cycle. If the Liberal Democrats were to stand by their so called environmental credentials, they would be pressing for better bus, train, cycle and pedestrian access.
A vast majority of the Green councillors are not Brighton or Hove born and bred and would probably make the same stupid mistake that you have by not understanding it is North LAINE or The LANES !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid that this article shows how one sided the debate is in the Cargus. If parking were to be made free across the city it would be counterproductive, as nobody wants to shop in gridlock. We would have more cars and fewer shoppers. Up and down the country we have towns and cities with free or cheap parking that are like ghost towns, making the car king does not work. In B&H we have a more vibrant city than any you care to mention and this is partly down to restricting car use in some areas such as the Laines and Western Rd coupled with good train and bus links, not to forget the thousands that walk and cycle. If the Liberal Democrats were to stand by their so called environmental credentials, they would be pressing for better bus, train, cycle and pedestrian access.[/p][/quote]A vast majority of the Green councillors are not Brighton or Hove born and bred and would probably make the same stupid mistake that you have by not understanding it is North LAINE or The LANES !!!!! Fight_Back

1:11pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Indigatio says...

Not sure about the Car Parks but scrapping on-street charges on Sundays would be a great idea.
Not sure about the Car Parks but scrapping on-street charges on Sundays would be a great idea. Indigatio

1:14pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Bob_The_Ferret says...

hyram77 wrote:
Interesting to see my sensible comment has received 6 negative reviews. The valuable revenue lost from Sunday parking will have to be made up elsewhere. Makes no difference to me, I drive to Bluewater which has free parking 24/7.
The council should not be getting 'valuable revenue' from parking charges. The law is quite clear that parking charges should not be set to intentionally return a surplus, yet this is ignored by the likes of BHCC, who deliberately impose excessive charges to raise revenue rather than just sufficient to manage the parking controls.
[quote][p][bold]hyram77[/bold] wrote: Interesting to see my sensible comment has received 6 negative reviews. The valuable revenue lost from Sunday parking will have to be made up elsewhere. Makes no difference to me, I drive to Bluewater which has free parking 24/7.[/p][/quote]The council should not be getting 'valuable revenue' from parking charges. The law is quite clear that parking charges should not be set to intentionally return a surplus, yet this is ignored by the likes of BHCC, who deliberately impose excessive charges to raise revenue rather than just sufficient to manage the parking controls. Bob_The_Ferret

8:11pm Mon 27 Jan 14

HJarrs says...

Fight_Back wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
I'm afraid that this article shows how one sided the debate is in the Cargus. If parking were to be made free across the city it would be counterproductive, as nobody wants to shop in gridlock. We would have more cars and fewer shoppers.

Up and down the country we have towns and cities with free or cheap parking that are like ghost towns, making the car king does not work.

In B&H we have a more vibrant city than any you care to mention and this is partly down to restricting car use in some areas such as the Laines and Western Rd coupled with good train and bus links, not to forget the thousands that walk and cycle. If the Liberal Democrats were to stand by their so called environmental credentials, they would be pressing for better bus, train, cycle and pedestrian access.
A vast majority of the Green councillors are not Brighton or Hove born and bred and would probably make the same stupid mistake that you have by not understanding it is North LAINE or The LANES !!!!!
Place of birth is immaterial, but thanks for the correction, I seem to remember the Cargus struggles to get it right. Still, as I say up and down the country we have towns and cities with free or cheap parking that are like ghost towns, making the car king does not work.

In B&H we have a more vibrant city than any you care to mention and this is partly down to restricting car use in some areas such as the North Laine, Lanes and Western Rd coupled with good train and bus links, not to forget the thousands that walk and cycle. If the Liberal Democrats were to stand by their so called environmental credentials, they would be pressing for better bus, train, cycle and pedestrian access.

Another article in today's paper demonstrates that the city is doing comparatively well.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: I'm afraid that this article shows how one sided the debate is in the Cargus. If parking were to be made free across the city it would be counterproductive, as nobody wants to shop in gridlock. We would have more cars and fewer shoppers. Up and down the country we have towns and cities with free or cheap parking that are like ghost towns, making the car king does not work. In B&H we have a more vibrant city than any you care to mention and this is partly down to restricting car use in some areas such as the Laines and Western Rd coupled with good train and bus links, not to forget the thousands that walk and cycle. If the Liberal Democrats were to stand by their so called environmental credentials, they would be pressing for better bus, train, cycle and pedestrian access.[/p][/quote]A vast majority of the Green councillors are not Brighton or Hove born and bred and would probably make the same stupid mistake that you have by not understanding it is North LAINE or The LANES !!!!![/p][/quote]Place of birth is immaterial, but thanks for the correction, I seem to remember the Cargus struggles to get it right. Still, as I say up and down the country we have towns and cities with free or cheap parking that are like ghost towns, making the car king does not work. In B&H we have a more vibrant city than any you care to mention and this is partly down to restricting car use in some areas such as the North Laine, Lanes and Western Rd coupled with good train and bus links, not to forget the thousands that walk and cycle. If the Liberal Democrats were to stand by their so called environmental credentials, they would be pressing for better bus, train, cycle and pedestrian access. Another article in today's paper demonstrates that the city is doing comparatively well. HJarrs

9:09pm Mon 27 Jan 14

rayellerton says...

apart from the seafront...when the proper traffic wardens were in operation it was free on sundays and bank holidays, it was only the greedy council who started charging on sundays when they took over....and they still deny its because of money reasons
apart from the seafront...when the proper traffic wardens were in operation it was free on sundays and bank holidays, it was only the greedy council who started charging on sundays when they took over....and they still deny its because of money reasons rayellerton

9:58pm Mon 27 Jan 14

daniio says...

For the last year, we were shopping mainly in Worthing, as the parking is free on Sunday. B&H already lost at least 1000£ a week from me.

We need a large shopping center or outlet just like Bicester or Ashford somewhere nearby.

I think most people will be happy. No visitors in the city center, so local residents will stop crying, and lot of shops where everyone is welcomed to spend their money.
For the last year, we were shopping mainly in Worthing, as the parking is free on Sunday. B&H already lost at least 1000£ a week from me. We need a large shopping center or outlet just like Bicester or Ashford somewhere nearby. I think most people will be happy. No visitors in the city center, so local residents will stop crying, and lot of shops where everyone is welcomed to spend their money. daniio

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