Thursday, September 01, 2011

Parking – The Council Listens…..

….Sometimes!

Here’s the Full Press Release.

So, having spent our Council Tax money introducing a 12 hour per day, 7 days a week parking regime in Barkingside High Street earlier this year, our Council are now going to spend even more of our money reversing that scheme and going back to what it was before. Provided, that is, the new proposals are agreed at Cabinet next week on 6th September.

The introduction of Pay and Display in a number of small and isolated shopping parades will also not go ahead due to negative feedback from the public consultations – what did anyone expect?

However, there are some areas where the proposals have been welcomed, and presumably these will be implemented.

The above of course is a legal U-Turn so the Cabinet Member will not be receiving a Penalty Charge Notice but she may have to adjust her budgets…..

16 comments:

  1. The coouncil may have also realised that parking income is subject to the laws of diminishing returns, and not only will they receive less parking income but also put in danger income from business rates, which in the near future they will be retaining a substantial part, they should apply this income to abolishing parking charges completely.

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  2. I hope with all my heart that the decent Cabinet Member who decided to act honestly on behalf of the residents of the Borough will remain in her responsible job.
    Revenge, served as a Cold Dish, would be horrible.
    annesevant

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  3. But it looks as though there is no abandonment of the iniquitous "pay and go" scheme requiring motorists to 'phone (presumably from their own mobiles) and pay by credit card when the council's p&d machines fail. Where is the statutory requirement for motorists to carry mobiles and credit cards?

    Rip-off Redbridge has not been wholly abandoned yet.

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  4. Anne,
    The Cabinet Member got full marks for the Cardboard recycling, don't forget...

    But why Recycling comes under "Highways" and not "Environment" is beyond me ...

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  5. Morris,
    One might argue that there is no statutory requirement for motorists to carry cash either ...

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  6. True, B21 - but those who know they are going to park somewhere do so (with the sole exception of one lady......).

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  7. One wonders what wheeze they will come up with next... to replace the revenue lost by this U-Turn?

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  8. Perhaps they'll cut their own "allowances" and the salaries of the management board.....

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  9. Have a look out of the window, Morris, and see if you can spot a squadron of pigs preparing for take off ...

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  10. I see Morris has been on the "sauce" again ...

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  11. ..... they actually flew past, Knowsie, just as I was writing the comment. Probably anxious to get their snouts into the town hall troughs.

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  12. weggis, its obvious how to replace the revenue, they have not yet included cemetaries and crematoria!

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  13. Do I detect, dopeyf, that you're deadly serious?

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  14. I am holding a seance this evening to try and get inspiration from the "Other Side"- for sources of revenue, they appeared to have tried everything else!

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  15. That's the spirit, dopeyf.

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  16. What you have all been waiting for, the results
    of last nights contact with "the other side"
    Well our contact was surprising, the Chief Executive,
    his words were "we are doing everything in our power to annoy (oops sorry) please residents, by finding new ways to raise revenue, or cut costs, one suggestion was to halve the salaries of the Management Board and Cabinet"

    More news from "the other side" later

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