Say NO to Cheshire West and Chester's proposal to Charge for Parking in Northwich and Winsford

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Say NO to Cheshire West and Chester's proposal to Charge for Parking in Northwich and Winsford

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Northwich Independent Retailers Association started this petition to Cheshire West And Chester Council
Vote to Park The Charge We the undersigned petition the council to consider the negative effect that an introduction of car parking charges will have on the communities of Northwich and Winsford and to balance this against the perceived benefit versus the risks of raising revenues through the introduction of car parking charges to council owned car parks. There is well positioned evidence that the introduction of parking charges to towns has a detrimental effect on footfall. Northwich town centre has benefitted from significant investment both public and private over the last 5+ years, with similar investment planned for Winsford. Realising a return on this investment needs sustainable footfall. Car parking charges are a barrier to this, and risk disenfranchising rural communities who have a lack of access to public transport. Members of the public (residents and businesses of the town's, outlying parishes and rural communities surrounding Northwich and Winsford) say no to the introduction of parking charges. Business and residents in Northwich and Winsford are concerned that recent proposals to review parking charges to areas that are currently not charging may create an issue with generating sustainable footfall to our town centres. That coupled with poor public transport will lead to increased isolation to our rural communities at a time where disposable incomes are already stretched. Evidence bases include the Portas report on building vibrant high streets. We know that there is an ongoing public consultation on how the council are developing spending priorities across the borough but as a group we feel that this matter is of specific importance to the towns of Northwich and Winsford and outlying parishes and villages surrounding those towns. www.parkthecharge.co.uk

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