I take it that Mr Don Benson has not lived in the Heybridge area for that long, if he had he would realise that parking charges were introduced at Daisy meadow Car Park a few years ago.

This caused an uproar when the businesses at Heybridge Basin where badly hit and residents complained that people where parking everywhere. 

It was also costly for the council to enforce the parking restrictions, I do believe that after the installation of the ticket machines and hence the fast removal of them it actually cost the council money. 

So please think again about putting in unnecessary parking charges & restricting peoples enjoyment.

Chris Cox, Heybridge Resident for over 40 years