I have been made aware that Labour are planning to increase ESBC parking charges by up to 35% and scrap the 'free after 3' scheme. This follows on from my caution to them in October that such a move would be a major blow for retailers and could not come at a worse time as families juggle increasing pressures on their household finances.
Sadly, despite these warnings, Labour are determined to push ahead with these plans and are due to discuss them at their Cabinet Meeting on the 18th December.
I urge everyone to complete my survey and ensure the Council are made aware of their views. We have just a small amount of time to convince them to rethink this terrible plan. Please do share the link with your friends, relatives and neighbours.