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Petition to: Scrap parking charges at our countryside car parks

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to Scrap parking charges at our countryside car parks. More details

Petition update from the council, 16 January 2019

Dear Petition Signers,

This petition has reached enough signatures to be considered at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

This meeting will be held at 2pm on Tuesday 26 February 2019 in the Ashcombe Suite at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2DN.

The lead petitioner may speak for three minutes at the meeting and a response to the petition will be tabled at the meeting and published within the meeting’s minutes.

This is a public meeting so signers can attend to watch the discussion and this meeting is also webcast so signers can watch this live using the following link:
https://surreycc.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

Kind Regards,

Vicky Hibbert
Senior Manager – Governance
Democratic Services
Tel: 020 8541 9229
Email: vicky.hibbert@surreycc.gov.uk

More details from petition creator

We are calling on Surrey County Council to scrap the parking charges which are driving residents away from our countryside.

Since parking charges were introduced at commons across Surrey in July 2018, car parks have been empty as dog walkers and nature lovers stay away.

It has become clear the charges, introduced at a cost of more than £330,000 to the taxpayer, are raising much less than expected and deterring people from enjoying our common land.

To support our case we point to the public car parks at Chobham Common, Norbury Park, Ockham Common, Whitmoor Common, Rodborough Common and Newlands Corner which have been largely empty since the charges were introduced.

The charges are supposed to generate £3 million in revenue over 15 years, or £200,000 per year, but if people are staying away from the car parks because of the charges, the initiative has failed.

The county council should admit this and scrap the charges.

Reinstate free parking.

Give us our countryside back.

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  • Ruth Gill
  • Mike Allin
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