Stop Newham Council's new resident parking Tax!

Stop Newham Council's new resident parking Tax!

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Liam Adam started this petition to London Borough of Newham and

London Borough of Newham (LBN) ran a consultation earlier this year asking residents if they wanted an emissions based parking charges for residents. Despite 89% of respondents saying no, they are ignoring residents’ feedback and implementing the stealth tax in January 2021. This is particularly hypocritical behaviour since the LBN mayor recently said she wants “a beacon of participatory democracy”.

LBN state the new tax is to help with the poor quality of air in the borough. Only an absolute minority of motorists have access to a practical electric charging points near their home. So LBN wants to penalise residents for not having electric cars, yet hasn’t implemented adequate infrastructure to help motorists make the switch to cleaner energy vehicles.

This extra tax is being imposed on strapped cash residents during the toughest economic period of a generation. It is being implemented despite TFL’s own introduction of the ULEZ within Newham to combat the issue of dirty emissions from vehicles. The new tax does not address the main cause of poor air quality in Newham which is caused by being upwind of London, in the middle of 3 main arterial roads (A12, A13, A406) and the existence of City Airport. Newham residents instead become an easy target for budget shortfalls rather than addressing the main causes of air pollution.

Please delay this charge until the vast majority of Newham motorists have access to street-side charging. Please listen to the people, rather than creating slogans stating that you do!

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