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Have your say: Would you like to see free parking on a Sunday?

The Argus: Have your say: Would you like to see free parking on a Sunday? Have your say: Would you like to see free parking on a Sunday?

Politicians are calling for free parking to be introduced on Sundays in Brighton and Hove.

A petition to waive parking fees for motorists one day a week collected 1,282 signatures and was presented to Brighton and Hove City Council’s full council meeting last night.

We want to know what you think.

Would one day's free parking encourage you to go into the city?

Or is it not enough to get you shopping in Brighton and Hove?

Would you be more in favour if it was a Saturday instead of a Sunday?

Have your say below.

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10:06am Fri 28 Mar 14

Gribbet says...

If it calms down and shuts up the fuming petrolheads for a while, then give them what they think they want. Unfortunately they'll just find something else to be angry about though.
If it calms down and shuts up the fuming petrolheads for a while, then give them what they think they want. Unfortunately they'll just find something else to be angry about though. Gribbet
  • Score: -18

10:25am Fri 28 Mar 14

Jerry Laurence says...

How about free bus journeys on Sundays instead? Let the visitors from London pay the parking fees to pay for the buses...
How about free bus journeys on Sundays instead? Let the visitors from London pay the parking fees to pay for the buses... Jerry Laurence
  • Score: 21

10:34am Fri 28 Mar 14

Eugenius says...

Have your say: Would you like the council to give everyone free ice cream on Sunday as well?

I don't know where this idea that the council has the money to give away stuff for free comes from. We're surviving under austerity measures that the majority voted for at the last General Election (and that Labour have pledged to continue if they get in next time). The city is having to make savings of over £20m a year to cope with cuts to our grant.
Have your say: Would you like the council to give everyone free ice cream on Sunday as well? I don't know where this idea that the council has the money to give away stuff for free comes from. We're surviving under austerity measures that the majority voted for at the last General Election (and that Labour have pledged to continue if they get in next time). The city is having to make savings of over £20m a year to cope with cuts to our grant. Eugenius
  • Score: -14

10:47am Fri 28 Mar 14

bikerjimbo says...

Why not give it a go and see what happens. The City is in need of more trade and this may be one way to improve it. It is not petrolheads (of which I suppose I could be classed as one) but just ordinary normal people who we need to visit the city to enjoy themselves and spend some money. We do not want to end up as a 'ghost town', do we? It is comments like the one from Jerry Laurence that should be considered, we need these ideas to be floated about. People can be so negative but surely just about anything is possible,
Why not give it a go and see what happens. The City is in need of more trade and this may be one way to improve it. It is not petrolheads (of which I suppose I could be classed as one) but just ordinary normal people who we need to visit the city to enjoy themselves and spend some money. We do not want to end up as a 'ghost town', do we? It is comments like the one from Jerry Laurence that should be considered, we need these ideas to be floated about. People can be so negative but surely just about anything is possible, bikerjimbo
  • Score: 9

11:03am Fri 28 Mar 14

a person says...

Free parking would be a good idea for a lot of reasons .

I have a relation in a rest home in
Wilbury road Hove , this home is not near any shops
yet you have to pay to park to visit the care home.

You cannot pay for half an hour , so
just to pop in for an hour or less costs a £1.
This on a regular basis can be quite expensive .
Free parking would be a good idea for a lot of reasons . I have a relation in a rest home in Wilbury road Hove , this home is not near any shops yet you have to pay to park to visit the care home. You cannot pay for half an hour , so just to pop in for an hour or less costs a £1. This on a regular basis can be quite expensive . a person
  • Score: 14

11:06am Fri 28 Mar 14

Man of steel says...

Would one day's free parking encourage you to go into the city?
For me and my family, the short answer would be no.
We would still prefer to go to Eastbourne, Seaford, Worthing or even Southsea and Portsmouth, as we did last Sunday.
Would one day's free parking encourage you to go into the city? For me and my family, the short answer would be no. We would still prefer to go to Eastbourne, Seaford, Worthing or even Southsea and Portsmouth, as we did last Sunday. Man of steel
  • Score: 7

11:20am Fri 28 Mar 14

the old funker says...

Jerry Laurence wrote:
How about free bus journeys on Sundays instead? Let the visitors from London pay the parking fees to pay for the buses...
Love it ! good thinking.
[quote][p][bold]Jerry Laurence[/bold] wrote: How about free bus journeys on Sundays instead? Let the visitors from London pay the parking fees to pay for the buses...[/p][/quote]Love it ! good thinking. the old funker
  • Score: 5

11:24am Fri 28 Mar 14

the old funker says...

Free parking for out of season so I can enjoy Brighton without so many tourists,but don't tell the Londoners.
Free parking for out of season so I can enjoy Brighton without so many tourists,but don't tell the Londoners. the old funker
  • Score: 9

12:20pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Fight_Back says...

Eugenius wrote:
Have your say: Would you like the council to give everyone free ice cream on Sunday as well?

I don't know where this idea that the council has the money to give away stuff for free comes from. We're surviving under austerity measures that the majority voted for at the last General Election (and that Labour have pledged to continue if they get in next time). The city is having to make savings of over £20m a year to cope with cuts to our grant.
As well you know - parking charges ( or lack of ) do not come from the general pot. They can only be spent on transport services. So let's see, B&H council makes £16m a year from parking / tickets etc. £10m a year goes on public transport ( loss making routes, pensioners passes ). I think the council can absorb a little drop in income in parking.

Regardless, for you to link parking charges to the requirement to make savings highlights how much the Greens want to twist the facts.
[quote][p][bold]Eugenius[/bold] wrote: Have your say: Would you like the council to give everyone free ice cream on Sunday as well? I don't know where this idea that the council has the money to give away stuff for free comes from. We're surviving under austerity measures that the majority voted for at the last General Election (and that Labour have pledged to continue if they get in next time). The city is having to make savings of over £20m a year to cope with cuts to our grant.[/p][/quote]As well you know - parking charges ( or lack of ) do not come from the general pot. They can only be spent on transport services. So let's see, B&H council makes £16m a year from parking / tickets etc. £10m a year goes on public transport ( loss making routes, pensioners passes ). I think the council can absorb a little drop in income in parking. Regardless, for you to link parking charges to the requirement to make savings highlights how much the Greens want to twist the facts. Fight_Back
  • Score: 8

5:17pm Fri 28 Mar 14

bug eye says...

It works in London, or you could just have a flat £1 Sunday rate, and reducing restriction hours to 6.30pm all week will help restaurants and theatres. If it keeps more shops and businesses going surely that is good for business rates and other taxes the council take. We need these ideas trialled, look how the 20mph trial has worked (according to the Greens) a huge success, who would have thought it and how much is that costing.
It works in London, or you could just have a flat £1 Sunday rate, and reducing restriction hours to 6.30pm all week will help restaurants and theatres. If it keeps more shops and businesses going surely that is good for business rates and other taxes the council take. We need these ideas trialled, look how the 20mph trial has worked (according to the Greens) a huge success, who would have thought it and how much is that costing. bug eye
  • Score: 3

9:10am Sat 29 Mar 14

hammerfan says...

Does free parking mean that residents parking bays would not be enforced?
I would like to see what happens when residents find cars parked in their residents bays and the locals cannot park.
We are back to the old argument that there is insufficient parking space in the city. Unless you can hit on a magic formula to widen roads and create massive amounts on new spaces you will have parking anarchy!
Locals MUST have priority when it comes to parking. What will happen with people arriving late on Saturday to go clubbing? The cars will sit there all Sunday to the annoyance of residents. You could even have new age travellers outside your home on Sunday while they move between open spaces. This proposal needs proper thinking!
Does free parking mean that residents parking bays would not be enforced? I would like to see what happens when residents find cars parked in their residents bays and the locals cannot park. We are back to the old argument that there is insufficient parking space in the city. Unless you can hit on a magic formula to widen roads and create massive amounts on new spaces you will have parking anarchy! Locals MUST have priority when it comes to parking. What will happen with people arriving late on Saturday to go clubbing? The cars will sit there all Sunday to the annoyance of residents. You could even have new age travellers outside your home on Sunday while they move between open spaces. This proposal needs proper thinking! hammerfan
  • Score: 1

10:03am Sat 29 Mar 14

Libertarian Patriot says...

Free parking will run counter to the Green Party's policy of closing down businesses in Brighton. If people can park free they will start coming into Brighton to shop, go to church, spend money in tourist attractions and generally foul the air with their presence. The Greens ought to go for an all out ban on immigration too as scientific opinion is conclusive in finding crowding, additional traffic and more building of infrastructure leads to more pollution.

Of course, it is all nonsense. The cost of parking in Brighton is so high that I avoid shopping there like the plague. The Green policy on mass and uncontrolled immigration would make sense if they connected the dots between crowding and pollution and this is one way they could support the common sense approach of UKIP--by adopting a New Zealand style immigration policy that selects people (not just EU people) who have skills, can contribute to our nation and who will not be a burden.
Free parking will run counter to the Green Party's policy of closing down businesses in Brighton. If people can park free they will start coming into Brighton to shop, go to church, spend money in tourist attractions and generally foul the air with their presence. The Greens ought to go for an all out ban on immigration too as scientific opinion is conclusive in finding crowding, additional traffic and more building of infrastructure leads to more pollution. Of course, it is all nonsense. The cost of parking in Brighton is so high that I avoid shopping there like the plague. The Green policy on mass and uncontrolled immigration would make sense if they connected the dots between crowding and pollution and this is one way they could support the common sense approach of UKIP--by adopting a New Zealand style immigration policy that selects people (not just EU people) who have skills, can contribute to our nation and who will not be a burden. Libertarian Patriot
  • Score: 1

7:35pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Mrkingdj says...

YES! it is essential to have free parking on sunday. This always used to be the case anyway. I am from london and in many places it is free to park onsubdsy.
The greens went too far a long tine ago. Inflated bus fares, extortionate parking charges, no free parking. Not even london is this bad.

I do wish caroline the best in her current court case, but its time for the greens to go. They have had their day. Its time to bring back some of that old brighton spirit. The city is way too regimented and has driven so many people away.
YES! it is essential to have free parking on sunday. This always used to be the case anyway. I am from london and in many places it is free to park onsubdsy. The greens went too far a long tine ago. Inflated bus fares, extortionate parking charges, no free parking. Not even london is this bad. I do wish caroline the best in her current court case, but its time for the greens to go. They have had their day. Its time to bring back some of that old brighton spirit. The city is way too regimented and has driven so many people away. Mrkingdj
  • Score: 0

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