Campaign Against Disproportionate Off-Street Parking Permits in Angus
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Angus Council introduce paid parking in the majority of council owned car parks across the region from 1st November. Included in this move is the provision of an annual parking permit at the cost of £260 per vehicle. We strongly feel that this penalises a significant amount of local residents in towns who have no alternative but to use on and off street parking facilities near their homes, with still no guarantee that these residents will still be able to find a safe space to park.
Many local authorities across Scotland and the UK provide a residents parking permit to those living in areas subject to parking restrictions, at a significantly reduced rate. The proposed annual charge is hugely inflated in comparison with the cost of resident's parking permits in other local authorities within Scotland.
Did you know that the cost of your annual parking permit in Angus will be...
- 77% more expensive than it would be if you lived in Aberdeenshire? (£60 per year)
- Between 35-81% more expensive than if you lived in Aberdeen City? (£50 per year, + £120 for second permit)
- 66-74% more expensive than Dundee City? (£62-87, dependent on location)
- 20-54% more expensive than Perth City Centre? (£120-210 for city centre parking)
- 62-81% more expensive than if you lived in Fife? (£50-100, dependent on location)
- up to 81% more expensive than some areas of Glasgow? (£50)
- Between 13-68% more expensive than an annual parking permit available in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea? (£84-228)
Several concerned constituents have sought to meaningfully and constructively engage with their local councillors to highlight the significant financial impact that these charges have on town centre residents, but disappointingly our concerns have fallen on deaf ears. Town centre residents believe they are viewed as "cash cows" and are being targeted as a minority group who Angus Council assume will stump up.
Please sign this petition to show your support and object to the disproportionate and inflated annual parking charges in Angus, and to demand that Angus Council re-evaluate this current proposal to ensure that it is reasonable, equitable and fair.
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