Sunday, 16 March 2008
St Patrick's Lunch
Had a wonderful lunch today to launch the 2008 campaign and raised £250 for our funds along with a chance for residents and councillors to talk about local issues. The big issue today was the parking charges being introduced in North Camp, and concern over the whole issue of parking in the Borough. This was of more concern than the increase in weekend flights at the airfield!!
Empress Conservative Councillors oppose in principle car parking charges where they are not absolutely necessary. We are concerned that businesses in fragile town centers can be adversly affected, because they discourages people visiting. We also know from experience that parking charges displace car parking into residential areas, and cause problems as a result.