ePetition - Preston Park Parking Restrictions

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Preston Park Parking Restrictions

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to allow free parking to park users for a maximum of 2-3 hours. After this time slot parking could cost per hour or per day. This would ensure enough time for the majority of park users to enjoy the park free of charge, whilst discouraging non-users from parking inside the park.

The Council are due to review the parking situation in Preston Park in December 2012. So if you feel that the new parking restrictions have affected your accessibility to the park then please join our petition.

Will be presented to the Full Council meeting of 25th October 2012.

Started by: Isobel Elliott

This ePetition ran from 18/07/2012 to 30/11/2012 and has now finished.

72 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Response provided by the Chair of the Environment & Sustainability Committee at the meeting of 28 November 2012:

"Thank you for your petition.

I think it is right to review how the parking scheme in the park is working and whether we need to make any changes. Following Cllr Gill Mitchell’s request committee agreed to consider feedback on the scheme after the first 6 months operation. We are therefore bringing a report to committee in February and that will look at suggestions which we have received from residents and park users, like yourself, and from councillors including Cllr Geoffrey Theobald. Officers are collating information to inform the review.

One point I do need to make is that as well as, reducing the impact of cars on park, a parking scheme must also pay for itself. That means it needs to cover the costs of monitoring and enforcement of the rules and the installation of equipment, through the charges raised. That does not mean there is no flexibility to reconsider some of the charges but it does provide a restriction.

Your petition has been passed to officers to help inform the review and I am asking the committee to note it for now".

 


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