Thursday, 14 February 2013

Councillor Dickinson said that rural towns needed Labours pledged support to generate a boost for independent shops and create thriving town centres.

Councillor Dickinson said that rural towns needed Labours pledged support to generate a boost for independent shops and create thriving town centres. The parking charges have been patchy and wide ranging in terms of cost, Labours policy has always been to equalise to zero unlike the Tories who have recently jumped on this.
In areas like Morpeth & Alnwick we need to encourage visitors and locals to use the towns rather than travel out of the area, removing charges will support this vision.  

When you look at places that currently charge in Northumberland they are all former Libdem or Tory Council areas, SE Northumberland its residents and shopkeepers were protected by labour from charges. Labour are the only party to trust on equalisation on parking to ZERO across

Northumberland. In places like Amble parking needs to be clarified and areas of charge made clear by whichever authority enforcing, rules on the Main Street also need clarification so residents and visitors can use the town with confidence.

County charges at Druridge Bay Country Parks need looked at, resident who are elderly and need to drive to the parks are asked to pay, and this shouldn't be the case locals whatever their capability to get there should be able to use local beauty and wildlife areas for free. Preventing locals and visitors from being able to park for free is off putting for users and fails to promote the area.

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