If you don’t read the County Press, you won’t have seen the official notices tucked away on page 81 of last Friday’s paper (embedded below for your convenience free of charge).
Wide ranging changes
As expected, there’s a whole host of proposed changes to parking charges, both in car parks, on-street parking and with permits.
Residents have the opportunity to comment in writing to the council by noon on 6th June.
Some of the proposals already attracting opposition include charging to park where it’s previously been free, such as in Appley Park (the online petition is just short of 3,000 signatures), Blackgang View Point, Totland Esplanade and Brannon Way car park in Wootton (which also has an online petition running).
No free afternoon parking
High street businesses are unlikely to welcome the proposal for car parks in five towns across the Island to lose their once a week afternoon of free parking.
A petition to save the first half hour of free parking in Moa Place car park, Freshwater has also attracted support from residents. Not only will it lose the first half hour free parking, but that could be replaced with one hour minimum charge.
Two hours’ free parking at Medina and Sandown leisure centres could also be revoked with charges being introduced.
See the details in full
The full details of the ‘Parking Places Order’ can be found in the document embedded below (click on the full screen icon to see larger version).
If you wish to object to the proposal you should send the grounds for your objection, in writing, to Parking Places Order Consultation, Isle of Wight Council, Enterprise House, St Cross Business Park, Monks Brook, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5WB not later than 12 noon on Friday 6 June 2014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org