The Greens broke their parking promise, so will they look at a park and ride scheme now? (From The Argus)
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The Greens broke their parking promise, so will they look at a park and ride scheme now?
8:40am Tuesday 24th April 2012 in park the charges
IT IS interesting to note Green cabinet member Councillor Ian Davey says, “It is not our intention to increase parking prices in the high tariff zone in the foreseeable future” (The Argus, April 19).
When asked at a Brighton and Hove City Council meeting on October 20 last year if the Green administration would be proposing “significant increases to car parking charges in the budget”, Coun Davey replied, “No, we are not proposing significant increases.” Could this be the same Coun Davey?
As the letters page in The Argus on the same day showed, the Greens went back on that promise in a big way, with massive increases in permit, pay and display and traders’ parking fees now in force.
Businesses and tourism are being hit hard.
Can we trust the Greens not to go back on their word again, and will they now agree to look at Labour’s call for a park and ride scheme for Brighton and Hove?
Pete Gillman, Hythe Road, Brighton