Given that the Isle of Wight Council have pocketed a cool £4 million this year in parking charges, it’s of little surprise to hear there will be no festive cheer as far as charging for parking during the festive bank holidays are concerned.
They have sent out a reminder that ‘parking charges both on street and in council-run car parks will be in force over the Christmas and new year period as normal’.
That includes Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Isle of Wight Council Head of Highways and Transport Peter Hayward said “We’re reminding motorists of the charges because we don’t want to be handing out parking fines to people who park without paying – albeit with the best intentions because they assume it will be free.
“It’s far better we remind people now than not say anything at all”
We disagree Peter, it would be far better to just let the Islanders maybe have three days off from having to pay what many consider extortionate parking fees.