Say NO to Parking Charges for Allenton, Alvaston & Spondon Community District Centres.

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Say NO to Parking Charges for Allenton, Alvaston & Spondon Community District Centres.

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JOHN BESTWICK started this petition to Derby City Council

Allenton, Alvaston and Spondon Traders are against plans by Derby City Council to introduce parking charges into the District Centres.

It will penalise customers and traders alike and will result in lower footfall and shorter stays.When the footfall decreases it will have a detrimental impact on the retail viability of these amenities. There will be business closures!

The District Centres are more than just a handful of shops - they are vibrant Community Hubs with huge social benefits. High Street shops are already struggling and in competition with online sales and out of town retail centres. Parking fees will just create yet another barrier for people to shop locally. Increased parking fees are already contributing to business closures in the cities.

The consultation decision, if successfully passed at the Derby Council Budget Setting Meeting on the 27th February 2019, will be "nails in the coffin" for our community high streets, as we do not believe that the council will not go on and implement parking charges.

It is understood that Councils do need revenue to balance their budgets, but this would be the wrong strategy, it will not improve or enhance the centres and it will be to the detriment of the shops and members of the community that support them.

It is short sighted, ill informed and goes against common sense in today's high street retail environment.

The solution of course, is parking management (non -charged), which would be a viable alternative - with an agreed maximum stay time.( Allenton already has this with 2 hour waiting).

Please support us and sign the petition.Tell friends and family and share this information as much as possible.

Paper versions of the petition are available in numerous District Centre shops.

Thank You.

John Bestwick ( Allenton Traders Chairman)

 

 

 

 

 

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