Cheaper park­ing – more spend­ing

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - JOHN MARTIN The Green­way Ick­en­ham

THE Gazette re­ported that the prices at the Uxbridge INTU car park have been in­creased by 150%.

But why do peo­ple park in Uxbridge? Is it not to spend money in the lo­cal shops, restau­rants and cin­ema. As they mainly ben­e­fit from cus­tomers park­ing in Uxbridge, should the car parks be sub­sided by the lo­cal busi­nesses and FREE for cus­tomers.

In July Cardi­gan’s main car park’s ticket ma­chines were van­dalised and put out of ac­tion. This led to a surge of visi­tors to the town cen­tre and lo­cal trade in­creased by 50%.

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