Hardworking people in Cheltenham are forced to shell out on the highest parking charges in Gloucestershire.
After hiking hourly charges by over 40% in 2018, the Lib Dem-controlled borough council slapped another 20% on in 2019. They now rake in £4.7 million from parking, far and away the highest of all the district councils in Gloucestershire. It’s double the equivalent in Gloucester.
A Conservative council would do things differently. In Council car parks we would:
- Slash hourly parking charges
- Make parking free after 6pm every single day
- Make parking free on Sundays.