Prom visitors will park elsewhere, claim friends group

Prom visitors will park elsewhere, claim friends group

Prom visitors will park elsewhere, claim friends group

First published in News

Increased parking charges at one of the district’s busiest tourist attractions could lead to congestion in residential streets, it has been claimed.

Under the latest Maldon District Council proposals, two of the four car parking tariffs available at Promenade Park in Maldon would rise.

The all day charge would climb from £5 to £6, while the charge for up to four hours would rise from £4 to £5.

No change is planned for the one and two hour tariffs.

The park attracts about 500,000 visitors every year.

Mick Brady, interim chairman of Friends of the Prom, said: “20 per cent is quite steep. I think we would generally be against that.

“It could put visitor numbers down, that would be the major concern.

“I actually think what will happen is people will come and just not park in the Prom Park car park. They’ll park in the streets round and about."

The council estimates the proposed increases would raise an extra £29,534 per year.

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4:43pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Excellent idea to put the prices up. People expect to pay when they go for a day out. They also want the convenience of a close carpark. I can see no logic why they will go to the streets.

And it means more money for the council so less has to come from our council tax.

And I am sure the council will monitor it - if (which I doubt) visitors decide to park in the back streets then council can put the carpark fees down.

Put the fees up!
Excellent idea to put the prices up. People expect to pay when they go for a day out. They also want the convenience of a close carpark. I can see no logic why they will go to the streets. And it means more money for the council so less has to come from our council tax. And I am sure the council will monitor it - if (which I doubt) visitors decide to park in the back streets then council can put the carpark fees down. Put the fees up! Jack222
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6:24pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Dengie D says...

"Put the fees up!"........says the boring prat that never leaves the house.
"Put the fees up!"........says the boring prat that never leaves the house. Dengie D
  • Score: 3

12:21pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Hawthorne says...

"No change is planned for the one and two hour tariffs. "
So...the issue is what exactly?
"No change is planned for the one and two hour tariffs. " So...the issue is what exactly? Hawthorne
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1:28pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Dengie D says...

Hawthorne, please learn to read. BTW are you sure you're not 'jack222' you seem to have a similar miserable outlook and low IQ.
Hawthorne, please learn to read. BTW are you sure you're not 'jack222' you seem to have a similar miserable outlook and low IQ. Dengie D
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2:12pm Wed 16 Apr 14

An alternative view says...

Dengie D, what do you feel Hawthorne read wrong?
Dengie D, what do you feel Hawthorne read wrong? An alternative view
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