Opposition to car parking fees

Local businesses in Sudbury have rallied together to protest about the proposed parking charges ANL-161201-151712001
Local businesses in Sudbury have rallied together to protest about the proposed parking charges ANL-161201-151712001

Despite Babergh’s Conservative Group considering removing Sudbury and Hadleigh’s three hours free parking, Conservative councillors from Sudbury have voiced there opposition to the plans,

Babergh and Sudbury town councillor David Holland told members at Tuesday’s Sudbury Town Council meeting that all five district councillors for Sudbury would vote against any proposal for parking fees at Babergh District Council.

They join other councillors, business owners and residents from both towns in campaigning against the introduction of fees, which opponents say would harm the local economy.

At Tuesday’s meeting it was discussed whether to reform Sudbury’s Car Parking Group.

Sudbury town councillor’s, including Nick Irwin and mayor Jack Owen, have already voiced their opposition to the removal of free parking, and a spokeswoman for Hadleigh town council this week indicated that it too was against the plans.

Mr Holland told members on Tuesday that at this moment in time it was just “a discussion” being held by Conservative Group members.

He explained any attempts to remove the parking would be a long process, with residents able to demand a review if they felt it was against their interests.

“It’s an extremely long way from happening,” he said.