Traders launch petition against Brighton parking charges

The old Co-op building in London Road, Brighton

The old Co-op building in London Road, Brighton

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Campaigners have launched a campaign to reverse parking charge increases they argue are crippling their businesses.

Traders in London Road have launched an e-petition on Brighton and Hove City Council’s website to return the parking charges to their previous level for the London Road car park and for on street parking, including the first 20 minutes for free.

A paper petition held at shops in the area has already attracted more than 500 paper signatures and organisers hope they can attract 1,250 votes online to trigger a debate at a council meeting.

To sign visit present.brighton-hove.gov.uk before November 29.

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12:58pm Sat 10 Nov 12

wole says...

As much as I wish this will happen I am afraid to say it will not.
This council is run by top class vermin and it is so easy to charge car drivers whatever they like.
As much as I wish this will happen I am afraid to say it will not. This council is run by top class vermin and it is so easy to charge car drivers whatever they like. wole
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2:00pm Sat 10 Nov 12

inadaptado says...

I have three things to comment:

1. Seriously, Argus, why are you obsessed with London Road all of a sudden?
2. A few days ago it was junkies, pound shops and squatters what was crippling that street. Now it's parking charges. Make up your mind, Argus.
3. At least someone is doing something against parking charges other than whining in the comments. Or does anyone really think that calling the Greens 'loons' over and over again is going to solve anything? Less trolling and more action!
I have three things to comment: 1. Seriously, Argus, why are you obsessed with London Road all of a sudden? 2. A few days ago it was junkies, pound shops and squatters what was crippling that street. Now it's parking charges. Make up your mind, Argus. 3. At least someone is doing something against parking charges other than whining in the comments. Or does anyone really think that calling the Greens 'loons' over and over again is going to solve anything? Less trolling and more action! inadaptado
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3:19pm Sat 10 Nov 12

keswick says...

If anyone believes that this Green Party will listen to what anyone else has to say you must also think the moon is made of cheese. The only vote they will listen to is when they are booted out and that day cannot come soon enough.
If anyone believes that this Green Party will listen to what anyone else has to say you must also think the moon is made of cheese. The only vote they will listen to is when they are booted out and that day cannot come soon enough. keswick
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4:16pm Sat 10 Nov 12

upsidedowntuctuc says...

They are strangling the entire City.
Parking enforced via CCTV from Hove through to Brighton up Lewes Road and London Road.
Crippling parking charges,Unnecessary road works causing grid lock for months at our expense (THE Drive/Cromwell Road and Lewes Road Coldean Lane for example)
Which businesses can afford to continue to operate in the center? The Lanes are about to be closed off for good (more road works and expense )
Lewes Road will be reduced to a single lane Dials will be shut.....
They are strangling the entire City. Parking enforced via CCTV from Hove through to Brighton up Lewes Road and London Road. Crippling parking charges,Unnecessary road works causing grid lock for months at our expense (THE Drive/Cromwell Road and Lewes Road Coldean Lane for example) Which businesses can afford to continue to operate in the center? The Lanes are about to be closed off for good (more road works and expense ) Lewes Road will be reduced to a single lane Dials will be shut..... upsidedowntuctuc
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4:19pm Sat 10 Nov 12

HJarrs says...

The parking issue is a bit of a red herring to my mind. When I walked through the London Rd today it was, as ever, full of people that walked or came by public transport with a small minority coming by car.

If parking charges go up then it is true that travel patterns will change, but some of the tales of woe in the articles seem far fetched.

I wish the traders of London Rd would concentrate on raising their game. I only go there for specific things as it is pretty shabby, it is not a street that I would generally do a bit of window shopping and make unplanned purchases. That is nothing to do with parking!
The parking issue is a bit of a red herring to my mind. When I walked through the London Rd today it was, as ever, full of people that walked or came by public transport with a small minority coming by car. If parking charges go up then it is true that travel patterns will change, but some of the tales of woe in the articles seem far fetched. I wish the traders of London Rd would concentrate on raising their game. I only go there for specific things as it is pretty shabby, it is not a street that I would generally do a bit of window shopping and make unplanned purchases. That is nothing to do with parking! HJarrs
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4:21pm Sat 10 Nov 12

HJarrs says...

And the picture of the old Coop building (irrelevant to the story of parking) demonstrates the point of London Rd being shabby and don't forget the Open Market is also closed and must must represent a fair proportion of any decline in footfall.
And the picture of the old Coop building (irrelevant to the story of parking) demonstrates the point of London Rd being shabby and don't forget the Open Market is also closed and must must represent a fair proportion of any decline in footfall. HJarrs
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4:50pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

My wife works weekends and shifts as she is a nurse.
We would take the chance to spend time together by having an early dinner on the seafront before she would drive to work and I would walk home or run if I had not eaten too much. She finishes some shifts at hours when public transport does not run so she has to drive.
Often we would be among a few diners as no one goes out early in the week
In winter. We helped keep these places going.
We have stopped doing this due to the charges. However, the money we've saved means we are going to Bordeaux for a cycling trip with some wine tasting. It's cheaper to fly and stay in a hotel than to park and eat six times in town.
Sorry traders. My wife hasn't got much time before a shift to eat and get to work and we won't add a tenner to park on the deserted seafront.
Think of my new carbon footprint.
Anyway I am still waiting for the Greens to tell me how Caroline Lucas travelled to Stanmer park this week.
Not one has answered. Was it in the cycle lane or by bus?
I'm waiting for some honesty.
My wife works weekends and shifts as she is a nurse. We would take the chance to spend time together by having an early dinner on the seafront before she would drive to work and I would walk home or run if I had not eaten too much. She finishes some shifts at hours when public transport does not run so she has to drive. Often we would be among a few diners as no one goes out early in the week In winter. We helped keep these places going. We have stopped doing this due to the charges. However, the money we've saved means we are going to Bordeaux for a cycling trip with some wine tasting. It's cheaper to fly and stay in a hotel than to park and eat six times in town. Sorry traders. My wife hasn't got much time before a shift to eat and get to work and we won't add a tenner to park on the deserted seafront. Think of my new carbon footprint. Anyway I am still waiting for the Greens to tell me how Caroline Lucas travelled to Stanmer park this week. Not one has answered. Was it in the cycle lane or by bus? I'm waiting for some honesty. Maxwell's Ghost
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7:44pm Sat 10 Nov 12

funkyyoyo says...

can the council please comply with current legislation and correct all the illegally marked parking bays and residents bays throughout the entire bn postcode area, because im having a field day with you lot and your letters to me are available for viewing by any member of the public. the foir i have in my folder is dynamite too!!!!!
can the council please comply with current legislation and correct all the illegally marked parking bays and residents bays throughout the entire bn postcode area, because im having a field day with you lot and your letters to me are available for viewing by any member of the public. the foir i have in my folder is dynamite too!!!!! funkyyoyo
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8:09pm Sat 10 Nov 12

On_the_Level says...

Most bizarre that any straight thinking council would even consider policies that deter trade and tourism, let alone implement them! One might conclude that they were drawn up after a 'good lunch'.
Most bizarre that any straight thinking council would even consider policies that deter trade and tourism, let alone implement them! One might conclude that they were drawn up after a 'good lunch'. On_the_Level
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1:08pm Sun 11 Nov 12

power_ranger says...

I live just behind London road and don't really want to see the area busier with more cars taking up the shared resident parking bays during the day, its bad enough as it is, thanks.
I live just behind London road and don't really want to see the area busier with more cars taking up the shared resident parking bays during the day, its bad enough as it is, thanks. power_ranger
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1:29pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Old Ale Man says...

They did say in their manifesto they would not introduce a congestion charge and they didn't. They done it by putting up the parking charges over 300%.
Thats the way ter do it.
So their attitude is s** em all the punters n traders n all.
They did say in their manifesto they would not introduce a congestion charge and they didn't. They done it by putting up the parking charges over 300%. Thats the way ter do it. So their attitude is s** em all the punters n traders n all. Old Ale Man
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2:23pm Sun 11 Nov 12

funkyyoyo says...

keswick wrote:
If anyone believes that this Green Party will listen to what anyone else has to say you must also think the moon is made of cheese. The only vote they will listen to is when they are booted out and that day cannot come soon enough.
they will listen to me and continue to do so on parking bays,for example,the long parking bay outside gamestar on london road is ILLEGAL and unenforceable
[quote][p][bold]keswick[/bold] wrote: If anyone believes that this Green Party will listen to what anyone else has to say you must also think the moon is made of cheese. The only vote they will listen to is when they are booted out and that day cannot come soon enough.[/p][/quote]they will listen to me and continue to do so on parking bays,for example,the long parking bay outside gamestar on london road is ILLEGAL and unenforceable funkyyoyo
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10:12pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Mr Sworld says...

I'm guessing this is the same ufo that zapped your brain Yoyo? Can you provide any real evidence about your crusade?
I'm guessing this is the same ufo that zapped your brain Yoyo? Can you provide any real evidence about your crusade? Mr Sworld
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