The only reason it bothers me is im one of these people who park outside peoples houses when I visit West Kirby and the like.
However, I do tend to park in places where there is plenty is space available for residents. Mind you I tend to visit West Kirby when most people are in work anyway.
I think £100 and £10 a month to guarantee a reserved parking space for your car is a good price to pay. Most of the people in West Kirby are minted anyway they prob could afford a lot more.
The extra cost will more then likely go towards deploying more traffic wardens in the area's to enforce the parking restrictions, rather then in the councils pockets.
Everything costs in this day and age, if they dont account for it seperatly, it will be accounted into peoples council taxes, many of whom dont have cars and shouldnt have to pay for it.
So all in all its a fair scheme. Although it should be a lot lower the fee should be a straight £10.00 per month to residents only rather then an upfront fee.