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John Seddon of Newtown, Leominster says parking still cheap in our county
8:00am Tuesday 20th November 2012 in Letters
NO doubt the announcement that car parking charges are being increased across the county will cause dismay and outrage from some local residents and businesses alike.
Might I suggest that those people complaining take a look at other towns and cities to compare prices?
Last year, Gloucester City Council reduced its parking charges to £6 for all-day parking in Gloucester city centre. That is still three times the cost of parking all day in Hereford even after the latest increases are introduced.
In Cambridge, the park-and-ride fee is £2.50, while city centre parking costs £7.20 for all-day parking.
We went to an ice hockey game at Nottingham last week and paid £9.50 for four hours’ parking in the city centre.
All in all, car parking charges in Herefordshire are still low in comparison to other places, and the revenue is a key source of income for the council, helping fund council services.
JOHN SEDDON, Newtown, Leominster.