Parking Permits Farce Revealed



Local residents have been left outraged after it was revealed that the local Tory council has pushed through changes to parking permits without telling them.

Stephen_Scott_small.jpgThe changes, which have seen paper permits and visitor scratch cards scrapped and a new impractical and confusing 'online-only' system introduced, has angered local residents. One Tory councillor has had to admit that the new parking contract has not gone well and apologised to local residents caught out by the changes.

Local resident, Stephen Scott (pictured right), who lives in a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) said, "The Tories failed to inform me of the changes - I only found out when a neighbour told me!"

Kingston Liberal Democrats are now calling on the Tory run council to keep the option of paper permits and visitor scratch cards.

Thanks to all 1,120 of you that made a stand against this unfair change. After Lib Dems campaing, Conservative-run Kingston Council has decided that instead of being scrapped in January 2018, visitor scratch cards will now continue to be available to all residents until a workable solution, agreed by all local Councillors. Online permits will still remain an option for those who wish to use them.

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