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Parking charges are unfair
9:34am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Letters
IS IT it me, have I missed a major story here or is Wirral Council trying to pull a fast one and out one over us with respect to parking charges here in Liscard?
I refer to the official notices published in this week’s Wirral Clobe, issued by Wirral Borough Council.
Hidden away among all the variations in no waiting zones and meter parking zones is a notice about increased parking charges throughout the authority.
Now, I may have misunderstood the notice but it looks to me as if Liscard parking charges are now to be the same as Birkenhead whereas currently they are different and significantly cheaper - 85p for two hours in Liscard against £1.65 for the same time period in Birkenhead.
The notice now groups Liscard and Birkenhead parking charges together at the Birkenhead rate, thus representing a 94% increase in charges for 2 hours in Liscard.
One hour goes from 75p to £1.05 – a 40% increase and there are other significant increases are across the range.
Robert J Turvey by email.