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I don’t think the issue over staff who are in and out of their office to visit clients or service users has ever been an issue — a staff who, as part of their job role is required to travel away from the office should have free spaces.
A way to deal with the issue of side roads being blocked by Council and other town centre workers is to place a restriction between 12.00 – 1.00pm Monday to Friday – this would make it unattractive fro town centre workers to park on the road.
Yes but surely all staff are caught up in the £100 charge? Also, if you work in town centre. Why shouldn’t you be able to park for free on a side road otherwise it’d cost a fortune to pay for parking each day. Sort of supports the view of subsidised parking for town centre workers!!
Some good points made here. I’m assuming too that this offer will only be open to WMBC staff and councillors based in town centre buildings. I suppose on the one hand £100 p/a seems low, but will guarantee a high take up. Whether the income equates to more than is currently paid by staff buying daily tickets is not clear, but I suspect many staff who don’t need their car for work Park on side roads rather than pay, And this would no doubt increase if they were charged £600 p/a. Matt makes the point about other staff demanding the same deal but as far as I’m aware, those based outside of town have free parking anyway. I guess if you’re someone who needs your car for work I.e social worker, if you’re faced with high parking charges but need proximity parking because you’re out 3-4 times a day, you’re just going to end up parking for free 15 minute walk away and ultimately getting to/ from appointments will take a lot longer and impact the service.
Now that you’ve informed them of this, I’m sure they’ll put their claims in as they are entitled to do so.
Cllr X, the majority of complainants are focussing on councillors as they are expected to lead by example especially as they are ultimately responsible for deciding on what cuts to make. Focussing on a staff car park where many officers probably use their cars throughout the day to carry out their duties, does not have the same resonance.
Yes I walked down there today, also there was a couple of mobile scooters driving along there which didn’t leave much room.
On the plus side though, it wasn’t that long ago that the majority of these shops were empty. I walked through today and was struck by the bustle of the arcade and I could only see 1 empty unit. I’d rather see it busy and crowded rather than spacious yet empty.
The council have done a pretty good job of moving the previous 2 camps along quickly. Let’s hope the same thing happens here. We’re already known as a zombie town, we could do without being known for a frequent traveller hangout as well.
The Truth. Your point may be valid but you are rubbish at conveying it.
So called “legal highs” are no longer Legal. That were banned under the “Psychoactive Substances Act 2016”. As such they now become more of a police matter. I know this doesn’t solve the problem, but I think we need to know the Legal situation.
So how come there are shops on Queen Street and Chester Street selling what looks like ‘legal’ highs (as well as imitation machine guns?) How is this discouraging anyone from moving on to more illegal products?
A bit lazy of the Evening Leader to re-hash the same old King Street photographs on their front page today to highlight this story. There’s plenty of opportunity to capture up to date images any day of the week in Queens Square.December 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm in reply to: Council Staff and Members get perks but wont say how much it cost ratepayers #124700
‘1. Leisure Centre membership has always been less for Council employees compared with the general public when run by the Council – unsure if this carried forward to the Freedom contract.
2. Drinks Vending machines providing free drinks – do they still exist in any offices’
Wow Carol, you’ve really unearthed the motherload here!! So you’re saying that maybe they have subsidised leisure membership and maybe they have free drinks but you don’t actually know! I suspect council staff receive none of these life changing perks, but if they do, I’ll be putting in my application to become one of the privileged few as soon as my Xmas Turkey has worked its way through my digestive system.
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