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Letter: Please Sign My Petition If You Disagree With Car Park Charges

Published on: 17 Feb, 2021
Updated on: 17 Feb, 2021

From: Paul Jarvis

For the many who disagree with GBC’s poorly thought out and poorly justified parking charge changes, I have started a petition to remove the £3 for 3 hours option and to get the council to reconsider a wider parking strategy.

The petition is on the GBC ePetition site – we need to get over 300 signatures to get it raised to the Leader/Executive for a response.

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test 2 Responses to Letter: Please Sign My Petition If You Disagree With Car Park Charges

  1. Howard Moss Reply

    February 18, 2021 at 8:35 am

    What does Mr Jarvis suggest instead? As far as I can see there are a range of options for parking and getting into Guildford. £3 for 3 hours seems like a good deal, bearing in mind how much shoppers likely spend during that time, it’s minuscule. Of course, if you want to spend less than three hours there are multiple car parks offering both half and hourly rates.

    Then there is Park & Ride, the bus and train options, or walking and there are numerous side roads within easy walking distance where you can park for up to two hours for free.

  2. Dave Middleton Reply

    February 18, 2021 at 11:30 am

    £3.00 for up to three hours parking, is less than the cost of a pint of beer in a pub and not much more than a takeaway coffee. It’s hardly extortionate for town centre parking. I recall about a year ago having to drive up to Chelsea to collect someone from a hospital after treatment and the on-street parking bays in the adjacent roads were £3.40 per hour or part thereof.

    One assumes Mr Jarvis is not disabled, or he would be parking for free with a blue badge, so perhaps he might be able to use another, cheaper car park and walk a short distance into town. The Farnham Road multi-story for instance is just a pound an hour I see.

    With a little more effort applied to finding them, there are also numerous completely free places to park around the town for up to two hours or longer, that are but a short stroll from the town centre.

    Perhaps this link may be of assistance to him and others:

    https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/22285/Car-Parks-fees-and-charging-times

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