John Seddon of Newtown, Leominster says parking still cheap in our county

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.

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3:35pm Tue 20 Nov 12

DeepTomato says...

Mr. Seddon's letter is upsetting and ridiculous.He compares Leominster to Newcastle, Gloucester and Cambridge. If one wishes to visit one of these cities and uses a car park in the city centre he should be charged. However, I live at the centre of Leominster with no offroad parking and I have no option than to pay for the car park every weekend and when I am off work. What is more frustrating that I cannot pay parking for multiple days so I am unable to leave my car in Leominster unattended when I am on holiday and I have to get up every morning to pay for the parking when I am off work. Neither can I apply for a residents' parking permit as that is not available for residents of Leominster.
Mr. Seddon's letter is upsetting and ridiculous.He compares Leominster to Newcastle, Gloucester and Cambridge. If one wishes to visit one of these cities and uses a car park in the city centre he should be charged. However, I live at the centre of Leominster with no offroad parking and I have no option than to pay for the car park every weekend and when I am off work. What is more frustrating that I cannot pay parking for multiple days so I am unable to leave my car in Leominster unattended when I am on holiday and I have to get up every morning to pay for the parking when I am off work. Neither can I apply for a residents' parking permit as that is not available for residents of Leominster. DeepTomato
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