Reject councils proposed parking charges increase on the sea front .

Reject councils proposed parking charges increase on the sea front .

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Keaton Harland started this petition to southend council

Southend Labour/independent/ Lib Dem   coalition have announced huge changes to car parking charges now making Southend one of the most expensive seaside car parks in the UK. 

This only effects Southend sea front but will cause issues in the town centre as their is all ready a small amount of car parks in the town. 

It’s also not fair to workers who work on the seafront that have to pay for parking at the prices the council are wanting to put the price up to . 

The day rate for parking in the summer will go from £12 to £18 and in the winter go from £9 to £18. This will destroy Southend tourism and is a deterrent to people that want to visit this wonderful sea side town. The town is already suffering due to Covid-19 and this new announcement is a blow to businesses on the sea front and also in the town centre.

A small comparison to other destinations parking fees,

Bogna Regia -£7.40

Weston-super-Mare - £10

Blackpool- £8

Bournemouth-£13.60

Clacton-£5

Brighton -£17

The council have also said you can get the Southend pass which is £102 a year. This allows visitors to park for up to three hours a day in each of the new zones, this means they would have to park their car four times a day across the whole of the town, This is a ridiculous and costly idea, please sign the petition and support Southend town and the local businesses as I want to see this town thrive and become a great local tourist spot for the UK. 

The idea of this petition is to stop the council making any big increases on the sea front parking. 

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