by timpickstone on August 20, 2012
Manchester City Council is currently consulting on changing the parking system in Heaton Park from a current Â£1.50 flat rate at weekends/holidays to an every day / all year round pay and display charge.
Drivers could end up paying up to Â£6-a-day to visit Heaton Park under council proposals. Under the plans, visitors would pay Â£1 for the first two hours, Â£2.80 for up to four hours, Â£4 for up to six hours; and Â£6 for more than six hours. Parking would remain free until 10am each day.
I am very worried about the impact on our local area. The fear of Â£6 a day charge will no doubt increase the amount of people who park outside the park our our residential streets in Prestwich and near Middleton Road. For local people who currently use the park in the currently free ‘off peak’ times the charges will come as a significant blow.
Please let me know what you think.