Charging for car parking is naturally a controversial issue. They can destroy a high street or shopping area overnight; they can drive people to out of town shopping areas and they can price people out of shopping in their own community.
Readers will be aware from press articles over the last few weeks that car parking and car parking charges have been under scrutiny. The Vale Council position is confused. Before the election they said they would scrap any plans to charge but now there are hints that they plan to introduce a fee structure. Read more →