by Iain Roberts on 15 March, 2016
Following the public meeting on Cheadle parking organised by the Lib Dem councillors, we’re working to get the agreed proposals through as quickly as possible.
At the meeting, we agreed to revert to the old parking fees for Cheadle as a first step and look at a whole range of other suggestions for further improvements after that. The parking fees will be 30p for up to 2 hours, £1.50 for 2-3 hours and £5 for more than 3 hours.
The legal process of advertising the change is now moving ahead and that takes a few weeks.
To our surprise, it turned out that the longest delay was on getting the people out to reconfigure the parking machines – the council does it very rarely of course, so gets an external company to do the work.
The planned date for the change to be made is 19th April 2016
We know there are people who need to park all day (for example, if they work in the village) who won’t want to pay the £5. That’s good – the idea of the higher charge is to free up spaces, not to make more money. There are a number of places to park for free within a couple of minutes walk of the village centre and without inconveniencing local residents so if you’re in that position, please do get in touch.