Parking hikes at City Hall


Residents have complained that just weeks after being elected, one of the first acts of the newly-elected Labour Council around here was to support increases in residents parking permits by up to 17%.

Conservative Councillor Niki George said: “What a pity that Labour don’t look more at reducing the massive bureaucracy and waste at City Hall before lumping more and more charges onto local people.  For example, we have been urging the council to reduce the number of highly paid managers at City Hall and slash money for councillors instead of rising fees and charges.”