Monday, 13 December 2010

Parking Charges Disappear Overnight

Goodness knows who is in charge of parking strategy in Reading, but they really do not know what they are doing!

Having brought in parking meters which operate 24/7 without any public consultation, so making overnight parking a misery and mystery to many, Reading Council's transport chiefs have been forced into an early humiliation, by reversing their policy after only two months.

This shocking, ill thought out plan is just systematic of a bigger problem: tinkering and blustering without a clearly worked out plan.

Shame on all concerned for this silly idea - witness the empty parking bays in the day, ticketed cars through the frozen windscreens over night and an increase in illegal parking in residents areas. You don't know what you are doing!

Instead of "responding to feedback" now (and wasting tax-payers money on having to make new signs) why not consult first? Will anyone accept responsibility? Don't hold your breath.

Perhaps we will see the Lib Dem / Tory coalition council begin to back track on other issues ...

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