Members of the Isle of Wight council Scrutiny Committee will tonight consider a call-in of the decision to make changes to parking charges across the Island.
The decision made in June by the Isle of Wight Executive sees free parking removed from 20 car parks as well as free afternoon parking in five town centres. A modest increase was agreed to parking charges on street and in the Island’s car parks.
Three Isle of Wight councillors have called-in the decision, asking the Scrutiny Committee to look into the issue.
Cllrs Blezzard, Hutchinson and Whitby-Smith say,
The decisions fail to fully take account of the representations received and do not fully take account of the views of the Scrutiny Committee.
In addition there is a lack of reliable evidence to support the decisions.
OnTheWight will be reporting live from the meeting on this story from 6pm.
Update 19:14 : The meeting has now finished, so here’s what was discussed.
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