Three Isle of Wight councillors have ‘called-in’ the decision made last week by the Isle of Wight Executive in relation to changes to parking charges.
According to a report by the CP today, Cllrs Bob Blezzard (Ind), Roger Whitby-Smith (Ind)m and Stuart Hutchinson (Con) have called-in the decision to axe free parking at Appley and Puckpool, The Heights and Medina Leisure Centres, Carisbrooke, Wootton, Seaview and Totland car parks.
Free parking axed in 24 car parks
Widespread changes to parking were approved last week by members of the Isle of Wight council Executive, including to abolition of free parking in 24 car parks and free afternoon parking in five town centres.
Lack of consultation
The three councillors say they believe proper consultation with residents and businesses was not carried out and that the figure of £256,000 suggested for income to be generated is a ‘guesstimate’.
The Isle of Wight council say it has not, as yet, been decided when the call-in will be heard by the Scrutiny Committee.
We’ll let you know once details have been confirmed.