by mikebell on 29 November, 2017
North Somerset Council’s Conservative administration has announced details of budget proposals for next year – including plans to increase parking charges and potentially introduce on-street charges on a Sunday in Weston-super-Mare.
The report, which is being considered by the council Executive on Tuesday 5th December, says: “Draft proposals have been prepared raising a number of existing on and off-street charges delivering potential increased income. Extending on-street charges to Sundays would deliver additional income. ”
Weston-super-Mare Central Ward Councillor Mike Bell said: “This is an absolute slap in the face for Weston-super-Mare residents. They’ve been hit by on-street pay and display charges. They’ve been hit by year-on-year increases in off-street car park charges. They’ve been hit by Civil Parking Enforcement, and the council’s heavy handed ticketing approach. Now they face more inflation-busting increases and charges on a Sunday. It’s a total disgrace.”