"We demand a re-think over Wivenhoe parking charges"

Gazette: "We demand a re-think over Wivenhoe parking charges" "We demand a re-think over Wivenhoe parking charges"

Angry residents who claim they were not consulted on parking charges are demanding a re-think.

Wivenhoe Town Council have installed meters in the Cook’s Shipyard car parks in Walter Radcliffe Road and have asked the North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) to oversee the new charges, which will come into force on Monday.

But residents claim they were not consulted are calling on both on the organisations to cancel their plans and first ask their views.

Robert Parker, 67, of Pearl Walk, said: “A great number of people are very upset, nobody feels they were given their chance to express their views, if they reconsult they will certainly get the bugbears.

Wivenhoe Town Council mayor Andrea Vaughan said that councillors had called in the NEPP to the Cook’s estate car parks to help pay for its upkeep.

She said the council has a number of responsibilities including dredging the dock, which would cost thousands of pounds, and the dingy park and that they were always going to be pay and display car parks.

See today's paper for the full story. 

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10:31pm Mon 10 Feb 14

RonnieClegg says...

Dinghy park - unless, of course, it's a bit drab...
Dinghy park - unless, of course, it's a bit drab... RonnieClegg
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9:47am Tue 11 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

Cant think of anytime l have been consulted about colchester.what makes wivenhoe different?
Cant think of anytime l have been consulted about colchester.what makes wivenhoe different? stevedawson
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4:26pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Boris says...

stevedawson wrote:
Cant think of anytime l have been consulted about colchester.what makes wivenhoe different?
Actually CBC does conduct consultation exercises, but your answers will only be accepted if they coincide with what has already been decided.
For example, they consulted about whether the VAF should be built on the bus station. Of the 1,080 who replied, 40 said yes, and 1,040 said no. A senior council officer told the councillors they could ignore the 1,040, because we were ignorant. The councillors then voted to build the VAF on the bus station.
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Cant think of anytime l have been consulted about colchester.what makes wivenhoe different?[/p][/quote]Actually CBC does conduct consultation exercises, but your answers will only be accepted if they coincide with what has already been decided. For example, they consulted about whether the VAF should be built on the bus station. Of the 1,080 who replied, 40 said yes, and 1,040 said no. A senior council officer told the councillors they could ignore the 1,040, because we were ignorant. The councillors then voted to build the VAF on the bus station. Boris
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