Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Parking Controls for the City

This letter made it from post to publication in the Cambridge News in a week...

23rd. June 2010

Dear Sir,

I have recently read through County Council papers on parking contrlols in Cambridge. I had to do this because the area in which I have the pleasure to live is threatened with parking controls.

There were some proposals that I did not like.

There is a suggestion that ward councillors should set the areas for parking controls, aided by an informal subcommittee presumably selected from people who would agree with them. That doesn't feel very democratic.

There is a suggestion that controlled parking fees should be increased to make a profit for the County Council. This breaks a promise made when these controls were introduced that charges were made only to defray administrative costs.

And, finally, there is the suggestion that parking controls should be introduced in other towns in Cambridgeshire to "equalise conditions".

Readers may wish to contact their County Councillor.

Yours sincerely,

James Strachan

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