Wednesday, 12 December 2012

But there is some good news for Cornwall's leadership

Last year, Cornwall Council's parking budget under-achieved by some £3 million and had to be bailed out twice. The money to make up the shortfall came largely from cutting the amount being spent on road repairs and safety works.

But there is good news for the new administration!

This year they have turned things around so that the car parking budget is projected to be only £2.149 million short of their income target.

At their last meeting, the cabinet made the welcome change of agreeing not to ratchet up parking fees yet further. Hopefully they will soon understand that they can't treat car parks as a cash cow and will lower fees and encourage shoppers back into our town centres. The evidence shows that they will actually bring in more money as a result.

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