Loyal readers will recall that I recently wrote about Brighton council's daft and greedy idea to charge £20 per day for people parking along Madeira Drive on the seafront here:
"The council as from 1 April are now charging £20 per day (an increase of £16 from the current winter rate of £4 per day) for the privilege of parking in car parking spaces along Madeira Drive.Following a public drubbing, the council have performed a U-turn, or rather half a U-turn on parking charges.
That makes Brighton the most expensive place in the UK in which to park!
Ker Farking Ching!
Not only that, but the meters only accept £1 coins (they do not take notes or cards).
In one fell swoop the council have made Brighton seafront the least attractive place in the country to park. "
The council now plan to introduce a new eight-hour tariff costing £15 in the seafront high zone, which includes Madeira Drive.
The £20 all-day charge is still in place.
A new medium tariff zone on Hove seafront from the Peace Statue to east of Fourth Avenue will cost a maximum of £10.
It is clearly a step in the right direction, but not enough. It is clear that public pressure, as with so many of Nanny's other daft ideas, has forced a change of heart and that the Green’s plans are unravelling.
Therefore further pressure should ensure that the council reduce the charges even more.
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