Car Parking (again!)

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    MP1953
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    As someone who has said on many occasions that parking charges in Wrexham should be looked at, I welcome the free parking in Wrexham at the Council car parks for December although I think it should go further than one month (not free but reduced all year round)

    But I have a query as to how the maximum stay is practically enforced (which I think it should be) to explain :

    There is no need to get a ticket, therefore how can anyone know when a car enters a car park, from that how can anyone tell how long a car is in the car park, there are no extra warnings on the machines that I have looked at saying it is a limited time, only on line warnings like for the Christmas Market on Thursday.

    As I say how is this policed ? am I missing something ?

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #141320
    AMA Express
    AMA Express
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    am I missing something ?

    Either by ANPR or by Enforcement Officers physically checking.

    #141322

    MP1953
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    am I missing something ?

    Either by ANPR or by Enforcement Officers physically checking.

    ANPR is not there as far as I can see and there is definitely no Enforcement Officers checking cars going in.

    I was in Wrexham this morning and the Car Park at the library was choc-o-bloc at just after nine, and Westminster Drive was relatively an empty road compared to the usual !

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #141395
    Daave63
    Daave63
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    I would assume that similar to the limited waiting in an on street parking bay i.e 30 minutes, the parked cars reg number would be noted and if its still there over the max time allowed, would receive a ticket! Simpels!

    #141400

    MP1953
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    I would assume that similar to the limited waiting in an on street parking bay i.e 30 minutes, the parked cars reg number would be noted and if its still there over the max time allowed, would receive a ticket! Simpels!

    There is a lot more cars to monitor, without knowing what time the cars enter the car park and with no tickets to reference, I would say not simples and very difficult to police.

    The way to have done it would have been to do what they did at the maelor hospital at one time, everyone has to take a ticket where the time would be recorded, which then would make people nervous about over staying their time. Simples !!!

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #141404

    CarolThomas
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    There will be a kickback to the time limit – look how many cars have moved from Penymaes Avenue and Westminster Drive — lots of town workers who work all day now using the freebies.

    #141416

    MP1953
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    There will be a kickback to the time limit – look how many cars have moved from Penymaes Avenue and Westminster Drive — lots of town workers who work all day now using the freebies.

    Exactly

    The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.

    #141417

    Matt
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    There will be a kickback to the time limit – look how many cars have moved from Penymaes Avenue and Westminster Drive — lots of town workers who work all day now using the freebies.

    I think that is the case, both the Library and Waterworld car parks were completely full at 9.30 yesterday morning with nowhere for anyone to park – several people looking for spaces. Yet in town there were hardly any shoppers. Came to the conclusion it was 9-5 workers parking there all day for free, thus completely spoiling the incentive for people who actually wanted to come and spend money in the town’s shops.

    #141438

    Nen
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    The savings on daily parking charges is a nice little “Christmas Bonus” for those of us who work in the town centre. Every little helps, as they say.

    #141460
    Alunh
    Alunh
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    Funny how the pendulum swings from one silly position on this subject to another.

    For several years people have been screaming at the Council to provide cheap access to the town, especially around Christmas. The opposition to this was very logical, it being premised on the need to get in parking revenue to fund services.

    Finally the need to get shoppers and tourists into Wrexham to encourage the town’s traders appeared to have trumped the parking revenue emphasis. Free parking throughout December.

    Far be it from me to moan about free parking but the predictable inverse effect was noted immediately. Provide free parking between 7.00 and 10.00 in the morning, especially within the town, and what you get is two things. No revenue and Car Parks full of town centre workers. The actual consequence is to deny those shoppers who want to park conveniently a parking space whilst denying the Council revenue. Of course….there is an alternative. Make the Car Parks free from 10.00am instead of 3.00pm, thus retaining work force revenue and keeping the car parks relatively free for the shoppers and tourists. They were told

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