Plans for parking price hike announced

Parking charges set to rise

Parking charges set to rise

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Epping Forest

A consultation has been launched over a proposed 25 per cent increase parking charges.

In a report to Epping Forest Distrcit Council's cabinet outlining an increase annual revenue of £160,000, a rise for parking longer than two hours from £2.80 to £3.50 is suggested.

It is also proposed that parking for up to two hours should rise to £1.60.

The price of parking for over three hours in a short stay car park will reach £10, up from £9.

Free parking in town centres on Saturdays will remain as will free parking in all car parks on every Saturday in December.

The £160,000 projected revenue is £20,000 below the requirement set out in the budget for next year, after tax to central government is taken into account.

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1:12pm Wed 12 Mar 14

It's good to talk says...

This car park shown is a Doctors Surgery, Scout hut and Library car park. How can a 25% increase be justified?
This car park shown is a Doctors Surgery, Scout hut and Library car park. How can a 25% increase be justified? It's good to talk
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1:22pm Wed 12 Mar 14

SNGreen says...

And its in South Woodford!!! Not in EFDC area.
And its in South Woodford!!! Not in EFDC area. SNGreen
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2:54pm Wed 12 Mar 14

mdj says...

'Free parking in town centres on Saturdays will remain as will free parking in all car parks on every Saturday in December.'

If the council accepts the cost-benefit case of allowing free parking at times when people want to use their local shops, how does it justify punishing local shop keepers the rest of the time?
'Free parking in town centres on Saturdays will remain as will free parking in all car parks on every Saturday in December.' If the council accepts the cost-benefit case of allowing free parking at times when people want to use their local shops, how does it justify punishing local shop keepers the rest of the time? mdj
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4:13pm Wed 12 Mar 14

stickmanny says...

Pedestrianise the town centres, locate car parks a short walk away. Keep the prices low enough to discourage driving to 'The Mall'

This is what they do in most UK towns, why doesn't it happen in the suburbs of London?
Pedestrianise the town centres, locate car parks a short walk away. Keep the prices low enough to discourage driving to 'The Mall' This is what they do in most UK towns, why doesn't it happen in the suburbs of London? stickmanny
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4:17pm Wed 12 Mar 14

SNGreen says...

Interestingly free car parking happened in Buckhurst Hill on bank holidays but under the new regime it does not. Vote against the party putting these charges through. They lost power for 15 years and can do again.
Interestingly free car parking happened in Buckhurst Hill on bank holidays but under the new regime it does not. Vote against the party putting these charges through. They lost power for 15 years and can do again. SNGreen
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