I live near Canterbury, kent. Its a lovely city, full of old buildings, history and a thriving high street. The council have seen fit to think about putting car parking charges up. Now, this will have a detrimental effect on the High Street, because people will not want to pay for parking as well as their shopping. Yes i know there is park and ride, but thats ok if you don’t have much shopping 🙂
Its sad that councils do this, because it will reduce their high street and increase the out of town shops, not good for Canterbury and a bustling city..well, it bustling at the moment!!!
In this time of austerity, i think its short – termist thinking. Besides, are they going to reduce rents for the shop premises? No i doubt it!
There, ive got that off my chest!!! 🙂