Sunday, 14 February 2021
This huge rise in parking my 16-year-old car is anti-working folk.
You, Dame, can take the increase without batting an eyelid.
We struggling working people cannot.
The rise is anti-working class. To do this when the pandemic threatens our livelihoods is disgustingly cynical.
From April Fools Day the Council has increased the cost of parking my car from £122 to £261 when I and thousands are struggling to make ends meet.
That’s a 100% increase!!!!
This Council promised to consult and understand the needs of ordinary people like me.
Well, they fooled me…..ONCE!
To add insult to financial injury some council idiot tells me if I have £30k to burn they will let me park my electric car for nothing.
Town Hall Tories don’t understand how ordinary people live.
It’s Grenfell all over again.
To add insult to injury the ULEZ charge of £15 a day comes on top for the likes of me who have cars made pre 2005 or diesels post 2015.
And I just changed my 26-year-old car for a 16-year-old car to comply with the threshold.
Cllr Thalassites says that the aim of the tax is to reduce pollution
Residents’ cars are less than 1% of RBKC pollution.
We are a transit Borough: pollution comes from buses, taxis, vans, trucks, and cars passing through from the M4, M40, and other trunk roads to and from central London.
Transit vehicles are moving on our streets all of the time.
Residents’ vehicles are used infrequently (I use my car once a week, and travel around London on the tube or bus)
Resident traffic is tiny compared to what transits the Borough.
This is an opportunist tax.
There has been no Impact Analysis Study. It is an abuse of power to raise taxes from financially hard-pressed residents by parading under a “save the world” banner.
Resident Parking Permits should be treated exactly as they say…parking for residents who pay Council Tax.
And charged at cost.
Which is about £11 per permit, including administration.
Transport policy should not, and cannot, be the responsibility of piecemeal Borough Councils.
This rise is a calculated attack upon poorer residents under the pretext, “we are helping to save the planet”.
A NORTH KENSINGTON WORKING MAN WITH A FAMILY TO SUPPORT
The Dame: RESIDENTS PARKING CHARGES HIKE: AN ATTACK ON WORKERS