Save our Free 30-minutes Parking – Petition
A petition as been launched by the Upminster & Cranham Residents’ Association opposing the proposed removal of the free 30-minutes parking in Upminster & Hornchurch (but kept elsewhere) as well as setting hugely increased parking charges across the borough, including £1.50 to park on a Sunday (was free) as well as charging £1.50 to park in Upminster Park for 1 hour.
The Residents’ Association petition opposes the draconian increases and calls upon the conservative led council to withdraw the detrimental proposals. The petition can be viewed and signed HERE
The petition joins another excellent version by local shopkeeper Barry Major (which can be viewed and signed HERE).
Our High Streets and town centres already face enormous challenges with business rates, rents and on-line competition. These incredibly damaging car parking charges proposals will be enough to deter any would be shopper and demonstrates an astonishing lack of understanding or empathy in local economies. The Council should be working with the business community and residents to keep our High Streets alive and sustainable, instead these highly damaging proposals will simply see the demise of our High Streets and Town Centres.
See our website for updates on an alternative budget that saves our 30-minutes free parking at https://www.ucra.co.uk/