Wirral Labour, not content with increasing parking charges in existing locations by 50p per hour and introducing charges in New Brighton at Fort Perch Road, Victoria Parade and the promenade, now want to introduce parking charges at nine town centres across the Borough, including these locations in Moreton:
• Hoylake Road
• Oakenholt Road
• Pasture Road
• Chadwick Street
• Barnston Lane
• Upton Road
• Holt Avenue car park
• Garden Lane car park
• Pasture car park
You can read the full list that is to be considered by the Business Overview and Scrutiny Committee next week HERE
I am astounded that that Wirral Labour want to introduce parking charges in our struggling shopping areas. We have all seen the decline of Liscard because of parking charges, we don’t want to see that decline replicated across the borough.
Instead of wasting £247,000 on a monthly newspaper, and up to know over £850,000 on their pet Hoylake Golf Resort scheme, as well as finding £80,000 a year to employ yet another senior officer, they would be better investing in our towns and shopping areas to make them more viable and vibrant.
Here in Moreton we are working with Council Officers and local business to try to regenerate our town, to bring empty shops back into use and give a greater shopping experience. Introducing car parking charges will destroy our town centre shopping areas by driving custom away to areas where car parking is free.