Windermere and Bowness residents invited to have their say about on-street parking charges

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THE newly-formed Windermere and Bowness Action Group have called a public meeting to give residents the opportunity to have their say about the introduction of on-street parking charges.

The meeting takes place on Thursday June 5 at the Ladyholme Centre, on Lake Road.

It starts at 7.30pm.

For further information email wabagroup@btinternet.com.

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3:03pm Sat 24 May 14

drixhen says...

you might have your say but it wont make any difference
you might have your say but it wont make any difference drixhen
  • Score: -3

3:41pm Sat 24 May 14

davidearnshaw says...

Maybe drixhen you are correct in your assumption BUT as the saying goes "it isn't over 'til the fat lady sings" !!! Difficult to organise etc, but if enough Cumbrians were to unite, each pay say £10 -- £15 into a fighting fund for a LEGAL CHALLENGE to be made, such as a Judicial Revue --- sufficient funds would be collected to pay for legal fees; this whole plan has been cunningly pushed through as part of the County Council's Budget plan for 2014 -15, and was missed by most of the local population of Cumbria -- those that did see it were unanimously against, which the Council just ignored; if it had been an item on its own for Consultation, there would have been a much greater exposure to everyone, and possibly it might not have happened. The only County Councillor who has openly / publically spoken out against the plan is Ambleside's Heidi Halliday ---- it is high time Councillors followed her example and acted according to the wishes and best interests of their constituents and NOT just like sheep -- being pushed into following the party line / whip ------ this is one reason why I gave up being a Councillor ---- local matters such as this should NOT be politicised -------- I urge all County Councillors to examine their conscience over this matter, and question -- are they really serving their constituents in their best interests ( most know deep down -- they are not, and are going to be responsible for small town centres withering, and our streets being cluttered with city - type meters every 50mtr ) -- there is still time for a rebellion -- enough to potentially at least delay the institution of schemes / charges.
Maybe drixhen you are correct in your assumption BUT as the saying goes "it isn't over 'til the fat lady sings" !!! Difficult to organise etc, but if enough Cumbrians were to unite, each pay say £10 -- £15 into a fighting fund for a LEGAL CHALLENGE to be made, such as a Judicial Revue --- sufficient funds would be collected to pay for legal fees; this whole plan has been cunningly pushed through as part of the County Council's Budget plan for 2014 -15, and was missed by most of the local population of Cumbria -- those that did see it were unanimously against, which the Council just ignored; if it had been an item on its own for Consultation, there would have been a much greater exposure to everyone, and possibly it might not have happened. The only County Councillor who has openly / publically spoken out against the plan is Ambleside's Heidi Halliday ---- it is high time Councillors followed her example and acted according to the wishes and best interests of their constituents and NOT just like sheep -- being pushed into following the party line / whip ------ this is one reason why I gave up being a Councillor ---- local matters such as this should NOT be politicised -------- I urge all County Councillors to examine their conscience over this matter, and question -- are they really serving their constituents in their best interests ( most know deep down -- they are not, and are going to be responsible for small town centres withering, and our streets being cluttered with city - type meters every 50mtr ) -- there is still time for a rebellion -- enough to potentially at least delay the institution of schemes / charges. davidearnshaw
  • Score: 16

11:43am Sun 25 May 14

Lakeuk says...

I think the chances of a reversal are low, but hey if you don't try you never know. Councillor's made clear even during the "consultation phase" that this was going to happen no matter the public view. At the full meeting Labour voted for it and also LibDem's being part of the ruling coalition towed their party line and also voted for these parking charges as part of the budget. Cons do what any party in opposition does and voted against it - who knows what their really views are - no wonder the political antics are a turn off for many.

Halliday was absent from this crucial vote (would hope for good reason), I wonder whether she would of gone against the party line and voted against. From reading this weeks Gazette she seems to be the lone councillor disagreeing with her council colleagues - good to see the individuality against a party line.

Popping in for a 50p pint of milk and having to pay £1.50 for parking doesn't add up - Where's the nearest supermarket !!!
I think the chances of a reversal are low, but hey if you don't try you never know. Councillor's made clear even during the "consultation phase" that this was going to happen no matter the public view. At the full meeting Labour voted for it and also LibDem's being part of the ruling coalition towed their party line and also voted for these parking charges as part of the budget. Cons do what any party in opposition does and voted against it - who knows what their really views are - no wonder the political antics are a turn off for many. Halliday was absent from this crucial vote (would hope for good reason), I wonder whether she would of gone against the party line and voted against. From reading this weeks Gazette she seems to be the lone councillor disagreeing with her council colleagues - good to see the individuality against a party line. Popping in for a 50p pint of milk and having to pay £1.50 for parking doesn't add up - Where's the nearest supermarket !!! Lakeuk
  • Score: 10

6:00am Mon 26 May 14

Grumpyoldbiker says...

The elections were last week. There did not seem to be too much protest at the ballot box.
The elections were last week. There did not seem to be too much protest at the ballot box. Grumpyoldbiker
  • Score: -1

10:09am Mon 26 May 14

Lakeuk says...

While Cumbria's councils are blitzing paid parking everywhere, over in York they're bringing in a free parking scheme when usage is low, great local business initiative:-

"Visitors to York will be able to park for free in certain areas for the next year. The scheme launches today to encourage more people into the city centre. It will allow people to park free of charge in some car parks three mornings a week."
While Cumbria's councils are blitzing paid parking everywhere, over in York they're bringing in a free parking scheme when usage is low, great local business initiative:- "Visitors to York will be able to park for free in certain areas for the next year. The scheme launches today to encourage more people into the city centre. It will allow people to park free of charge in some car parks three mornings a week." Lakeuk
  • Score: 5

10:31am Mon 26 May 14

Spotty Fish says...

Maybe in York they have a 21st Century, forward thinking council, unlike our money grabbing old shower of .......!
Maybe in York they have a 21st Century, forward thinking council, unlike our money grabbing old shower of .......! Spotty Fish
  • Score: 12

4:23pm Mon 26 May 14

Hoad Hill says...

These are public highways for which we pay to use through our road tax so can someone explain how the council can charge extra to use these roads either for parking or any other legal activity.
These are public highways for which we pay to use through our road tax so can someone explain how the council can charge extra to use these roads either for parking or any other legal activity. Hoad Hill
  • Score: 8

5:51pm Tue 27 May 14

snuggle-bunny says...

organise and mobilise- people power speaks
organise and mobilise- people power speaks snuggle-bunny
  • Score: 3

10:09am Wed 28 May 14

Kent123 says...

Northumberland County Council have done a similar thing to York since 01/04/14.

Can't see it happening here.
Northumberland County Council have done a similar thing to York since 01/04/14. Can't see it happening here. Kent123
  • Score: 1

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