My parking costs have now risen 400 per cent
I am writing to express my concern and frustration at the new visitor parking system introduced this week by B&NES Council.
Having had a few conversations with the council regarding this and getting a very unsatisfactory response I feel the need to take this further.
The new system has moved from a simple one hour minimum parking system to four hour minimum parking permits. We still have to log on online or via a phone call so no difference there.
As a therapist working from home I see people during the week for about an hour at a time. Today I saw four clients. Where I would usually use up four hours of electronic parking permits, today I was forced to use 16 hours. Four hours for each client. This seems absolutely ridiculous, the cost for my parking permits has effectively gone up 400 per cent. There is a drop-down menu of time options on the parking site that begins at four hours. Why is it not possible to make these one hour units or two- hour units?
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I have spoken directly to the company that runs the parking system and they told me they can easily make available one hour permits through their system.
B&NES Council will not make these available as a choice to its residents. Why not? I have heard of many other people in a similar situation using up large quantities of parking time for short visits from friends and family.
Christian Dunham DHP HPD MNCH(reg) AfSFH ECBS Lower Bristol Road, Bath