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  • #143000

    wrexview
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    £50,000 income from opening part of the Guildhall car park daily, would be extra income for no initial outlay. How difficult can it be to make such a decision ?

    #143001
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    £50,000 income from opening part of the Guildhall car park daily, would be extra income for no initial outlay. How difficult can it be to make such a decision ?

    Perhaps that is what will be decided today in the Difficult Decisions outcome.

    If the Councillors and top Managers decide to give up their car parking spaces then good for them it will show up everyone who has complained here about them. If it happens i hope that the people who wanted this will pour praise on them and after a year print how much they have saved the Council.

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #143002

    jimbow
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    £50,000 income from opening part of the Guildhall car park daily, would be extra income for no initial outlay. How difficult can it be to make such a decision ?

    Perhaps that is what will be decided today in the Difficult Decisions outcome.

    If the Councillors and top Managers decide to give up their car parking spaces then good for them it will show up everyone who has complained here about them. If it happens i hope that the people who wanted this will pour praise on them and after a year print how much they have saved the Council.

    I have complained about Councillor and Managers free parking. Why if they decide to pay, would it show me up? Am I not allowed to constructively criticize? You come across as a Council bullyboy Councillor X.

    #143003

    bubble
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    Generally Councillors do a good job so what is wrong with them parking for free? They do not get paid much and you could not expect them to pay to come to work.

    I think jealousy plays a big part in this. They have something that other people want.

    Many council officials also do a good job and also get paid very little – they still have to make arrangements for parking and getting into work on time for normal working hours or meetings.

    As for, “Could not expect them to pay to come to work?” – are you serious? That is what people do – they pay to travel to work by public transport or by car, or they factor in extra time and they walk or they cycle, etc. If parking is difficult or if their journey involves a toll or if they just want to save on costs they may organise car sharing, and so on.

    As for councillors having something other people want – do you mean like a free car parking space?
    It isn’t jealousy; it is the principle that people should be treated equally – and that it would be nice, particularly in a climate of cuts and austerity, if councillors could lead by example.

    #143005

    Matt
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    Clr Bithell has just nullified any argument for councillors keeping parking spaces for free. Based on this tweet from today’s meeting.

    Clr Davies asks if charge penalises blue badge holders visiting town to raise money. Clr Bithell says ‘it is not an income generation’, says £ raised will be used to protect front line services.

    If front line services need protecting, then it is vital that all council-owned parking bays need to be chargeable. Otherwise there is no justification for charging disabled vehicle users over free councillor parking.

    #143006

    MP1953
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    Just a thought (and I do genuinely not know the answer)

    If parking for blue badge holders in car parks becomes chargeable, what about parking on double yellow lines with a blue badge, will that be charged and if so how ?

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  MP1953.

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

    #143015

    jimbow
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    Just a thought (and I do genuinely not know the answer)

    If parking for blue badge holders in car parks becomes chargeable, what about parking on double yellow lines with a blue badge, will that be charged and if so how ?

    I am no expert but the Report HEP/11/18 put before the Executive Board today reads :-To seek Executive Board approval for the introduction of car parking charges for disabled on all Council-operated car parks where charges apply.

    If charging is passed and blue badge holders park up on town centre streets up until 11.00 as is now allowed, it could become a problem. However rest assured the Exec Board will have an answer to this.

    #143019

    MP1953
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    Just a thought (and I do genuinely not know the answer)

    If parking for blue badge holders in car parks becomes chargeable, what about parking on double yellow lines with a blue badge, will that be charged and if so how ?

    I am no expert but the Report HEP/11/18 put before the Executive Board today reads :-To seek Executive Board approval for the introduction of car parking charges for disabled on all Council-operated car parks where charges apply.

    If charging is passed and blue badge holders park up on town centre streets up until 11.00 as is now allowed, it could become a problem. However rest assured the Exec Board will have an answer to this.

    It is a tricky one, because I thought that disabled drivers (quite rightly) can park on yellow lines at any time, so therefore instead of going into car parks and paying they could just park on yellow lines, but as you say they will have thought about all that in the same way as they thought about the free December parking debacle 🤔😁😁 !!

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

    #143021
    Councillor X
    Councillor X
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    I have complained about Councillor and Managers free parking. Why if they decide to pay, would it show me up? Am I not allowed to constructively criticize? You come across as a Council bullyboy Councillor X.[/quote]

    Dear Sir I am not Cllr Apsley or Clr Pritchard!

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

    #143044

    bubble
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    Councillor X,

    I never believed that you were a councillor, actually – but now I’m beginning to wonder.
    If Blue Badge holders have to pay for parking – and, in fact, I do not have an issue with this – then so should councillors. Everyone should have to pay for parking.

    It is appalling that councillors even considered, for example, less frequent bin collections for constituents whilst preserving their own parking perks. Do they really think their own parking is more of a priority?

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  bubble.
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