Letter: Increase in Hollingworth Lake car parking charges

Date published: 11 August 2017

Dear Editor,

I have just read your article regarding the council wanting to massively increase parking charges at Hollingworth Lake and wish to comment on the spin put on it by the council leader...

Councillor Richard Farnell, council leader, said: “Changes to long-stay parking charges, to help improve the flow of traffic, are being introduced across all car parks in the borough, including Hollingworth Lake.”

Councillor Farnell is insulting our intelligence if he seriously thinks anyone is fooled by his 'spin' - how on earth will increasing parking charges improve traffic flow? Far more likely it will hinder traffic flow as drivers look for alternative places to park nearby.

What is wrong with the council admitting the real reason it wants to raise charges is because it wants to raise more money?

Cut the spin Councillor Farnell and you may find people are less critical of you.


Mark Jones

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