Shocked by hike in car park­ing costs

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - CHAR­MAINE GRIMES (MS) By email JOHN BATES By email

I WOULD like to register my dis­may and anger at the in­crease in park­ing charges at the above car park.

I did won­der at the time when they were in­stalling fancy new pay­ment ma­chines and re­dec­o­rat­ing who would be pay­ing for this, but I should have know it would be joe public of course.

We no longer have the op­tion of 2hours, 3hours etc, it is 2hours @ £2 and 4hours @ £4 – noth­ing in be­tween now, hard luck if you want to shop and lunch or en­joy a cof­fee, you will have to bud­get for park­ing, greedy, greedy Intu, changes were not nec­es­sary es­pe­cially not at our ex­pense. It was bad enough when they dou­bled the af­ter-6pm charge from £1 to £2. I have just looked on their web­site £3 now for af­ter 6pm use, that’s an in­crease since Intu took over from £1 to £2 to £3, shock­ing !

Surely this will have a knock on ef­fect for users vis­it­ing the cin­ema and so­cial events?

There are no con­ces­sions for Hilling­don res­i­dents or pen­sion­ers and to visit the cin­ema is an ex­pen­sive out­ing with­out adding on the cost of ex­tor­tion­ate park­ing costs. To spend any de­cent amount of time in Uxbridge now it will cost you a guar­an­teed £4, an in­crease of £1.50 as we will not have the op­tion of the £2.50 charge.

I would like to think you would want peo­ple to shop and so­cialise in Uxbridge rather than drive them out to out of town shop­ping malls.

Rip off Hilling­don/Intu,

Intu has re­cently in­creased its prices, pre­vi­ously park­ing for an hour or less dur­ing Mon­day – Satur­day cost £1.20, this has now gone up to £2. Ad­mit­tedly they have in­creased the time al­lowed to cover a two-hour pe­riod but find an in­crease of around 65% rip off!

I gather that the Sun­day park­ing rate, which was pre­vi­ously £1, has in­creased a stag­ger­ing 150% to £2.50! I ex­pected an in­crease when I saw work re­cently be­ing car­ried out in­stalling new ticket ma­chines etc… but I didn’t ex­pect to be mugged!

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