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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Woody38, Sep 28, 2015.
Arh. go on then.
Go on, go on, go on....
Glass of wine? Must of missed the memo as I've had nearly 2 bottles
Took your advice and now this morning my head hurts and I don’t feel very well.
I’m going back to bed.
I heard something about that on the Book it Face but took it with a grain of salt given the source...
Best cure is open another bottle.
Hope you feel better soon
Strange that on the part for parking at Sainsbury's it says that there will be a £1.00 charge for parking between 6pm & 8am, as parking is currently free from 5.30pm....do we still get that 1/2hr free?
No the day rate will run from 8am to 6pm
And, how exactly will the implement fines on a Sunday, when 'currently' the councils traffic enforcement officers don't work on a Sunday?
They'll require them to work an unpopular shift rotation to cover the Sundays, recouping slightly less money than it costs, and reducing enforcement on the busier days of the week?
At a guess...
Concerning the revised parking at the Guildhall. Mrs Mudhoney has informed me that many of her work colleagues were issued fines due to the parking machine not handling card payments correctly. My understanding is that people believe they has payed to park using their debit or credit cards only to find the transaction didn't go through. They found out when the fines landed and then checked their bank/credit accounts. I've not used the car-park since ownership changed so I'm not sure as to the procedure to acquire a ticket but it might be advisable for future customers to record their payments or keep their tickets to prove payment was attempted in good faith.
the ceo's do work on sundays
yep saw them on stone high st on sunday when we were going to bear for lunch
Fees for car parking across Stafford to increase
By Thomas Parkes | Stafford | News | Published: 2 hours ago
Fees for car parking across Stafford will increase from next year as part of plans to balance the books.
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A raft of changes will be introduced from January 1, 2020, as Stafford Borough Council aims to tackle a £1.5 million black hole in 2022.
Car parking fees and charges across the borough had been frozen since 2016 in a bid to support town center businesses.
But now they will rise by an average of 10 per cent, with an hour-long stay across Stafford costing £1 to £1.10.
Evening charges will also be introduced, with drivers allowed to park after 6pm and out before 8am the following day for £1.
Long-stay parking in the town will increase by 20p to £4.40 for a day, with season-long parking increasing from £52 to £55.
A report to councillors said: "Car parking fees and charges have not increased generally since 2016, and in some cases have not increased since 2008.
"Additionally, past increases in the rate of VAT have not been passed onto the customer.
"The proposed increases are reflective of the annual increases that could have been applied during this period.
"Fees have not been raised annually as any increase would not have been to a whole 10p and therefore would have caused difficulties to the customer in having the correct change."
The proposals were put together in order to "support sustainable" and "effective" medium-term financial planning.
Will Conaghan, spokesman for Stafford Borough Council, said: "In some cases the charges for motorists to park on borough council run car parks have not increased for 10 years, and more generally they have not gone up since 2016 - although the cost of running and maintaining car parks, as well as undertaking a programme of improvements, has increased during that time.
"As part of the proposals there would be an extra 10p on the shorter periods of parking – for example, a one hour stay will now be £1.10p in Stafford and 70p in Stone.”
yea , but hey ... lower council tax .
just add it to the extra people will need to pay to have the brown bin emptied.
Maybe its a good idea to use the bus service instead, however it seems a lot of those services have been cut also.
.... you get what you vote for
It's easy to blame the councils for their decrease in funding from central government...