Friday, 2 March 2012

Thorpe Bay car parking charges - credit where credit is due!

Congratulations to Cllr Woodley on raising the possibility of introducing car park charges in the car parks at Southchurch Park East and on Eastern Esplanade behind the Camelia Hotel. These are both reasonable suggestions which had been overlooked by officers and the Tory administration alike. What I can't understand is that having followed his lead Cllr Woodley is now trying to distance himself from the decision. We did make a change to the proposal on Eastern Esplande to accomodate local hotels and guest houses who were concerned that if charging started at 9am it would catch out guests taking the advantage of a lie in, so this was changed and charging will only be between 10.30am and 6pm.

Perhaps car parking remains a sore point for Ron having failed to notice or oppose last year's introduction of parking charges along Eastern Esplanade.

Anyway come on Ron - you don't make many achievable proposals so when you do be prepared to take the credit.

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