At tonight’s’ Full Council meeting, free parking in council car parks on Saturday afternoons was SAVED.
Conservative cabinet member Mike Steptoe said that certain contingency reserves were no longer needed, so there was no need to charge on Saturday afternoons… at this time. When it came to a vote, it was overwhelmingly in favour of keeping Saturday afternoons free.
This is a great victory for everyone who campaigned against this . Don’t believe for a moment that Saturday afternoons would have been saved without everyone’s efforts ! Pressure from opposing councillors and the public has paid off…
However , the increases in charges were still voted through.
Full write-up later when we get the minutes of the meeting.