WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12254 Members
65 Forums
72899 Topics
982766 Posts
51 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
81 registered (alan128, 15 invisible), 1902 Guests and 310 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Boom : New Ferry Explosion 2364
Incident at Westminster 1669
Offset number plates 545
Death at Leasowe Train Station 386
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17 382
What does this all mean? 269
Planet Earth Tonight 263
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again? 233
Snowhite's Bird Rescue 198
Reclaimed floorboards needed. 192
New General Forums
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Clocks go Forward
by Mark
25th Mar 2017 3:01pm
Mannequin Challenge AKA MRI Scan
by fish5133
24th Mar 2017 11:20am
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
hi
by Dilly
Yesterday at 11:36 PM
'March' Photo Competition.
by snowshoes
Yesterday at 10:58 PM
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:27 PM
It's Broken : Forum Update
by Mark
Yesterday at 08:13 PM
Prescriptions
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:55 PM
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by fish5133
27th Mar 2017 11:12pm
What song are you listening to?
by Vanmanone
27th Mar 2017 3:50pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by venice
27th Mar 2017 1:18pm
Incident at Westminster
by casper
27th Mar 2017 9:48am
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
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 ?
Planet Earth Tonight
by Excoriator
26th Mar 2017 10:31am
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
23rd Mar 2017 7:43am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#300070 - 12th Mar 2009 4:48pm Plea to freeze car park fees
_jase_
Unregistered




Plea to freeze car park fees



BUSINESS leaders are asking Wirral Council to freeze planned increases in car parking fees.
Prices are due to rise in line with inflation on April 1, following a resolution made by Wirral’s cabinet.

Ken Davies, chief executive of Wirral’s Chamber of Commerce, said the price hike has come at the wrong time and wants the authority to reconsider.

He told the Globe: “It would be absolutely devastating not just for Birkenhead, but for shops across Wirral, if this increase in charges goes ahead.

“This will be a blow to a town that is already hit hard by recession and could stop people coming to shop.

“It’s appalling that, in times of recession, the council would even consider this increase, no matter how small.

“We would like to request that the council throws these proposed charges out. We recently commissioned an independent study which found that the retail sector is suffering.

"Footfall is already down in Birkenhead, as is its infrastructure, so I want Wirral council to reconsider this before things get worse.

“Only Wirral could do this, particularly when every other council in the country is trying to make things easier for taxpayers by reducing the cost of such things like parking charges.”

His concern is shared by Derek Millar, commercial director for the Grange and Pyramids Shopping Centre in Birkenhead, who fears the increase will have a knock-on effect for businesses across the town centre.

He said: “We’re disappointed that the council have said they will be putting the prices up.

“Our concern is that any increase will affect our customers who may decide to go shopping in Liverpool or Chester, instead.

“Customers have got very little money as it is these days without having to worry about having the right amount to be able to park.

“It’s not the right thing to do at this time.”

A council spokesman said: “Cabinet decided some years ago that off-street parking charges in the borough should go up each year in line with inflation and the increase from April 1 this year is in keeping with that resolution.”

The proposed changes include... Seaview Road, Liscard: Currently 70p for up to one hour's parking - this will remain.

Currently 80p for up to two hour's parking - this will remain.

Proposed increase from £1.20p to £1.25p for up to three hours parking, from £2.10 to £2.40p for up to four hours, from £3.30p to £3.40p for up to five hours, £4.60 to £4.80p for up to six hours and from £7.80 to £8.10p for more than six hours parking.

Oliver Street 4, Birkenhead: Proposed increase from £7.80 to £8.10 for over five hours.

Oliver Street 3, Birkenhead: Proposed increase from £4 to £4.20p for upto five hours parking.

Oliver Street 2, Birkenhead: Proposed increase from £4 to £4.20p for up to five hours.

Market traders in Birkenhead will have to pay annual permit charges of £690, with those in Liscard paying £480 and Heswall and West Kirby £350.

The deadline for objections to the proposed increases is March 27.

Only a week ago, a plan to extend car parking charging until 8pm in Liverpool was put on hold when the city's Liberal Democrat administration had a rethink.

They agreed not to implement the controversial change at least until an inquiry has concluded.

But some parking charges for Sefton, the borough covering the north of Merseyside, are due to be raised in an attempt to stop commuters from taking up most of the spaces.

THE WIRRAL GLOBE

Top
Local News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#300242 - 13th Mar 2009 1:21pm Re: Plea to freeze car park fees [Re: ]
Wench Offline

H4H County Volunteer
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 9th Aug 2008
Posts: 8616
Loc: Second Circle of Hell.
They want to be thankful they don't live in Cambridge. Going back about 5yrs, we parked for just over 3 hrs and it cost us over £10!! The run up to Christmas, we parked for just over 5 hrs and it cost us nearly £20. They were Council run car parks too!!
_________________________
Sometimes Police Officers give more than just speeding tickets!

It’s hard to be fit as a fiddle when you’re shaped like a cello!

Top
#300253 - 13th Mar 2009 1:46pm Re: Plea to freeze car park fees [Re: Wench]
MissGuided Offline

Awesome
Wiki Guardian

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 9995
Loc: Back of the wardrobe
I wonder what will happen to the parking on Claughton Rd once ASDA lands there?
_________________________


Top
#300254 - 13th Mar 2009 1:49pm Re: Plea to freeze car park fees [Re: MissGuided]
Softy_Southerner Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 2nd May 2008
Posts: 4090
Loc: Back in Devon
There's only 1 (that I can see) of those increases which matches the rate of inflation, the rest are much more.

Top
#300291 - 13th Mar 2009 3:36pm Re: Plea to freeze car park fees [Re: Softy_Southerner]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5599
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Wirral is absolutely terrible on parking charges. They have basically taken roads which are 'funded' by taxes (they are no longer repaired) and put parking fees on every part that can be parked on in the town centre and surrounding areas. Parts had parking disc parking (for 2 hours), but these have been removed and replaced with fees. There is nowhere to park without paying and the parking wardens are like vultures.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
hi
by norma67
26th Mar 2017 7:42pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
For Sale & Free
boxed 10 inch tablet for sale
by stumpyduck
26th Mar 2017 7:12pm
various fly reels and boxes of fly's
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:48am
Challenge extreme angle grinder used once
by brady
25th Mar 2017 10:43am
White Hyundai I30, 2011 plate For sale, 1.4 petrol
by goodoldphil
24th Mar 2017 6:24pm
I am having a clear out!
by TheComputerLab
24th Mar 2017 4:01pm
Featured Member
Registered: 8th Nov 2011
Posts: 319
Newest Members
BoilerEngineer, flipmodefly, Noize, cartoonhead, shelleyc1990
12254 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Planet Earth Tonight
by granny
25th Mar 2017 11:50am
Reclaimed floorboards needed.
by Gold_Moon
25th Mar 2017 10:45am
Has Talktalk been hacked yet again?
by Habdab
24th Mar 2017 10:25am
What does this all mean?
by venice
22nd Mar 2017 12:20pm
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
News : New Topics
Death at Leasowe Train Station
by Mark
27th Mar 2017 10:02pm
KEYS found
by rocks
26th Mar 2017 11:48pm
Another Terrorist Attack ? -London Islington
by fish5133
26th Mar 2017 3:03pm
Huge Gas Explosion in New Ferry Sat 25/03/17
by Dogwalker59
26th Mar 2017 10:36am
Boom : New Ferry Explosion
by diggingdeeper
25th Mar 2017 9:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Snowhite's Bird Rescue
by diggingdeeper
26th Mar 2017 2:44am
Offset number plates
by venice
23rd Mar 2017 1:24am
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 6:50am
Sunset Wed 7:42pm
Local Time Wed 2:19am
WikiWirral Can . . . .