WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,008,993
Topics74,578
Members12,765
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs44
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
56 registered members (alan128, 12 invisible), 1,249 guests, and309 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
New Brighton Sunset
by buddy. 15th Oct 2018 11:37am
Auntie Beeb Goes Gay
by fish5133. 13th Oct 2018 12:34am
justice?
by casper. 12th Oct 2018 6:32pm
10 incredible street performers
by snowhite. 11th Oct 2018 5:02pm
New Wirral History
Mersey Tunnel tolls, 1934
by yoller. 21st Sep 2018 9:32am
Hope Street New Brighton
by cutespam. 25th Aug 2018 10:00pm
655 Bridge Inn Bolton Road Port Sunlight
by derekdwc. 14th Sep 2009 2:19pm
Woodchurch High School, Woodchurch
by . 10th Jun 2007 11:16pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
No more bridge, never be the same
Over Exposed Crash Site
Topic Replies
Processed Meat
by casper. 16th Oct 2018 9:25am
New Brighton Sunset
by granny. 15th Oct 2018 10:08pm
What song are you listening to?
by eggandchips. 15th Oct 2018 3:18pm
Willy Wonka Dead !
by diggingdeeper. 15th Oct 2018 1:32am
Britain Welcomes White Helmets
by granny. 13th Oct 2018 10:52pm
Handyperson
by lincle. 13th Oct 2018 3:10pm
Trams planned for our Docks
by BandyCoot. 13th Oct 2018 12:02pm
1950's Museum Denbigh
by cools. 13th Oct 2018 10:13am
More threats to Wirral's Green Belt
by diggingdeeper. 12th Oct 2018 3:22pm
October
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
1950's Museum Denbigh
by cools. 13th Oct 2018 10:13am
Giant Puppets Wirral
by ShySusie. 9th Oct 2018 8:14am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rating 3
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? #1050856
3rd Jan 2018 5:21pm
3rd Jan 2018 5:21pm
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 721
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content OP
Veteran
Greenwood  Online Content OP
Veteran
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 721
Greasby
Just found this online - at the proposal stage, I believe:

Promenades and coastal locations around Wirral are being targeted by Town Hall bosses to raise £245,000 in new parking charges.

The plan, announced on 18th December by the Leader of the Council, will see parking meters installed on some of Wirral's most popular locations, and comes in the same week that parking meters were finally installed in the Borough's Country Parks, including:

North Parade, between Hoylake and Meols
South Parade, West Kirby
Derby Pool, Wallasey
Kings Parade, Wallasey
Gunsite, Wallasey
Leasowe Lighthouse

It's been posted by the Conservatives and there is a petition. there will no doubt be other petitions, once this news becomes widely known.

Google Ads
Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050861
3rd Jan 2018 6:10pm
3rd Jan 2018 6:10pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,705
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,705
Wirral
What have the Conservatives got to do with it ?

Why doesn't the Council inform us.

Pretty appalling really. Who is about to pay to walk their dogs (for example) ?

Who is going to pay to take their children for a walk in the fresh air ?

Let them get on with it. These are the things that people remember . I have no faith in Wirral Council, they couldn't run a piss up in a brewery. Just money grabbing in this case from those who have a car.

They should go to Flintshire, and see what their parking charges are as comparisons.

Last edited by granny; 3rd Jan 2018 6:15pm.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050862
3rd Jan 2018 6:19pm
3rd Jan 2018 6:19pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,996
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,996
Birkenhead
Country parks parking charges start on the 8th January, meters have been installed at Royden.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050864
3rd Jan 2018 7:00pm
3rd Jan 2018 7:00pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,422
Wirral
V
venice Offline

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,422
Wirral
Think we might have slagged off this idea on here a while back. Do we know how much is being charged now?

Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050867
3rd Jan 2018 7:17pm
3rd Jan 2018 7:17pm
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 721
Greasby
G
Greenwood Online content OP
Veteran
Greenwood  Online Content OP
Veteran
G
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 721
Greasby
8th? I bet a lot of people will be caught out - it will be interesting to see how quick the council is at pouncing on people and fining non-payers.

The Conservatives will be keen to jump on anything that will put people against the Labour Council. That was the only info I found online; if I could have found something from an impartial source I would have posted it.

Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050869
3rd Jan 2018 8:12pm
3rd Jan 2018 8:12pm
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 288
wirral
L
lincle Online content
Addict
lincle  Online Content
Addict
L
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 288
wirral
How much is this ridiculous scheme going to cost the ratepayers .The installation fees alone will be costly. Wasn't there a petition last year when the scheme was first announced. They'll be charging to park & shop in Moreton, Junction 1 & Morrisons ,then watch the shopping centres close !

Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050870
3rd Jan 2018 8:18pm
3rd Jan 2018 8:18pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
T
Tait1969 Offline
Enthusiast
Tait1969  Offline
Enthusiast
T
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
Something fundamentally wrong here. The council are elected by the people to act for the people and the borough. Since when do they do what they like and without consultation? This is typical of councils today who donít have an ounce of respect for the very people who voted them in! Making money on people who simply do not have it! Goes against everything being preached re reducing obesity and getting people out and about! I think charges should be applied for council staff Car parks instead. When are the people of wirral going to take a stand and say enough is enough? Itís well overdue.

Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Tait1969] #1050872
3rd Jan 2018 9:22pm
3rd Jan 2018 9:22pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,996
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,996
Birkenhead
Originally Posted by Tait1969
Something fundamentally wrong here. The council are elected by the people to act for the people and the borough. Since when do they do what they like and without consultation? This is typical of councils today who donít have an ounce of respect for the very people who voted them in! Making money on people who simply do not have it! Goes against everything being preached re reducing obesity and getting people out and about! I think charges should be applied for council staff Car parks instead. When are the people of wirral going to take a stand and say enough is enough? Itís well overdue.


It is the Government that are removing money from the councils, I'm not saying that Wirral Council are brilliant but they are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to how to raise and spend money.

Eventually enough people in this country will realise that Tory Governments take as much money as they can and shove it upwards to their rich buddies. They borrow more money than Labour and always have done and pass that money to their rich buddies as well.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: diggingdeeper] #1050874
3rd Jan 2018 9:59pm
3rd Jan 2018 9:59pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
T
Tait1969 Offline
Enthusiast
Tait1969  Offline
Enthusiast
T
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 131
Moreton
Itís the fact they keep taking the same course of action! Easiest way is to penalise drivers and its easy money! When are these people going to be more innovative and raise money in different ways? Whatís wrong with putting things in place that people can benefit from, will be happy to pay for and for addtitional money to be made in the long run - win - win! No, itís always the same - they just take the easiest option! The councils are trying to operate like a business but donít have the business acumen! About time they employed some innovative people! There are obviously some good people working for the council but it needs a shake up! New blood = new ideas! Time for change!

Last edited by Tait1969; 3rd Jan 2018 10:01pm.
Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050875
3rd Jan 2018 10:26pm
3rd Jan 2018 10:26pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,705
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,705
Wirral
Originally Posted by Greenwood
8th? I bet a lot of people will be caught out - it will be interesting to see how quick the council is at pouncing on people and fining non-payers.



Maybe they could put the money towards resurfacing the Council Car Park in Heswall. Have you seen it Greenwood ? It's dreadful ! In fact I don't think there is any surface left on it, just like an unadopted road and increased the charges .


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050876
3rd Jan 2018 10:34pm
3rd Jan 2018 10:34pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,705
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,705
Wirral


Why have they omitted Wirral Country Park at Thurstaston ?(unless we have to pay already)

Why don't Council staff at Wallasey have to pay for parking ? That is a particular disgrace.

What about the Leisure Centres ?

No ,... they just continue to target the private businesses never the ones who are able to pay for gym ,fitness suits, swimming etc. i.e. the workers.

The fact is they've no longer got any tourism to bring any revenue into the borough. That was short sighted too.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: granny] #1050877
3rd Jan 2018 10:50pm
3rd Jan 2018 10:50pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,996
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 11,996
Birkenhead
Originally Posted by granny
Why have they omitted Wirral Country Park at Thurstaston ?(unless we have to pay already)


Because Thurstaston is owned jointly with the National trust.

Originally Posted by granny
The fact is they've no longer got any tourism to bring any revenue into the borough. That was short sighted too.


Wirral's tourism economy is currently valued at about £400m

Originally Posted by granny
Why don't Council staff at Wallasey have to pay for parking ? That is a particular disgrace.


Why? Its often thought bad that NHS staff pay for their parking. Most employers don't charge their staff for parking, why should council employees be picked on differently?

Council staff that use their vehicle for business use also get a pass to allow them to park free at Council Pay & Display car parks as one would expect.

Originally Posted by granny
What about the Leisure Centres ?


Leisure centres are heavily under-utilised already, we often have the whole sports hall to ourselves and paying £13.20 (nearly £700 for an hour a week) for a court is a ridiculous price for a public service, without a parking levy being added to it. The charge already incorporates an element towards the parking, going down the route of charging separately for showers, toilets, parking, lighting, lockers etc is a bit futile.

A lot of money is spent trying to get people fitter, the price is already discouraging far too many.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050879
3rd Jan 2018 11:03pm
3rd Jan 2018 11:03pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,763
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,763
Heswallish
You dont need to pay if there's an orange bag over the ticket machine saying out of order. just remember to take a picture of it on your phone though.

Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050880
4th Jan 2018 9:44am
4th Jan 2018 9:44am
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,991
Oxton
Gibbo Online content
Forum Addict
Gibbo  Online Content
Forum Addict
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,991
Oxton
Promenade parking charges are a disaster. Just have a drive to Cleveleys. The coastal road from Bispham used to be full of cars. Since they've rebuilt the sea defences and relaid the road its all pay and display and the road is now completely empty.

Everyone drives a couple of miles down the road to the free car park.

And once that changes people will just go to Fleetwood where its still free.

Re: Parking charges on Wirral's promenades? [Re: Greenwood] #1050881
4th Jan 2018 10:15am
4th Jan 2018 10:15am
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,564
wirral
E
Excoriator Online content
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Online Content
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,564
wirral
You don't HAVE to drive there. And you don't have to drive to walk a dog. They are just as happy to walk anywhere in my experience. It is the conservatives - as DD has pointed out - who are responsible for this. It is the result of Local Councils being starved of cash by May and the other clowns in London.

Perhaps you should look at who you voted for in the last election before attacking the local council.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
New Brighton Sunset
by buddy. 15th Oct 2018 11:37am
Handyperson
by lincle. 12th Oct 2018 10:58am
Bulldog Bites Scotsman
by ShySusie. 11th Oct 2018 2:08pm
New Thames Tunnel
by Norton. 10th Oct 2018 6:35pm
Trams planned for our Docks
by Norton. 10th Oct 2018 4:52pm
For Sale & Free
two bar stools & 1 Computer chair Free
by gerry1. 10th Oct 2018 12:50pm
Ariston hifi amplifier £40, speakers £20
by montyz. 10th Oct 2018 10:44am
Selection of boys trainers size 12 and 13
by lauren_lfc89. 24th Sep 2018 5:30pm
Old adult bikes wanted cheap or free?
by mike1965. 24th Sep 2018 9:24am
Electric Bass Guitar / and amp
by gerrymoore. 22nd Sep 2018 8:54am
Member Spotlight
Littlebear
Littlebear
Wirral
Posts: 224
Joined: June 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Jen13, Skilly, Natalie3H, Mr_Grumpy, hamster
12765 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Handyperson
by lincle. 12th Oct 2018 10:58am
Capital and Innovation
by bliplandy. 8th Oct 2018 8:14am
Cycle path?
by Excoriator. 5th Oct 2018 11:44pm
Greenwich Mean Time and Wirral local time
by yoller. 5th Oct 2018 6:56pm
1950's Museum Denbigh
by diggingdeeper. 29th Sep 2018 5:13am
News : New Topics
Bulldog Bites Scotsman
by ShySusie. 11th Oct 2018 2:08pm
New Thames Tunnel
by Norton. 10th Oct 2018 6:35pm
Trams planned for our Docks
by Norton. 10th Oct 2018 4:52pm
2 Siamese cats stolen
by muzzy2. 7th Oct 2018 8:03pm
Cammel Laird's Contract Win
by diggingdeeper. 7th Oct 2018 6:55pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Flu Vaccine 2018
by Moonstar. 9th Oct 2018 1:06pm
Ghost In The Bedroom!
by ShySusie. 6th Oct 2018 1:27pm
Processed Meat
by granny. 3rd Oct 2018 9:41am
Black Dog Hauntings!!!
by ShySusie. 1st Oct 2018 4:17pm
Raptor Flying Over Seabank Road
by Moonstar. 28th Sep 2018 1:16pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:42am
Sunset Tue 6:13pm
Local Time Tue 12:10pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1