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2017 Parking Charges

We the undersigned petition the council to We want Thanet District Council to reconsider their increase in parking charges for 2017. Especially in relation to the increase in off street car park charges. Thanet relies on tourism and visitors and the excessive price increases will have a detrimental effect on visitor numbers. The increase for the first hour of parking from £1.60 to £4.00 is not justified and as well as deterring visitors it may also stop people shopping locally where the car parks are in town centers. Thanet needs to encourage tourism and these new charges can only have a negative effect.

Thanet depends on tourism and visitors, to increase car parking charges at main car parks throughout Thanet to the level proposed for 2017 will deter visitors and have a bad effect on number of visitors and income for Thanet. Businesses will also suffer from reduced visitor numbers. High St businesses will also loose local trade as people will not pay £4 to park and shop, but drive to Westwoood Cross where they can park for free. I see no justification for a first hour parking fee of £4.

Started by: Roy Irving

This ePetition ran from 11/03/2017 to 24/04/2017 and has now finished.

829 people signed this ePetition.