Keep Parking at Pittville Park Free
Residents have raised concerns at the Liberal Democrat-run Borough Council’s plan to introduce charges at the Pump Room and Albemarle Gate free-to-use car parks.
We should be encouraging people to visit our town and in this case Pittville Park. This change will put off many of our elderly from visiting and it will be another unneeded charge on Pittville residents as well as tourists.
It also breaks the Council’s long-standing practice and is entirely alien to the spirit of the provision of free park access established by the Victorians. It effectively introduces a ‘stealth tax’ on visitors arriving out of necessity by car.
This proposal, to create two brand new pay-to-enter car parks, should be stopped. Local Campaigner for Pittville, Stephan Fifield, has started a petition against this idea.
If you are also against the change, please sign the petition below.