A group of residents who began to get organised after a public meeting organised by the Central Ward councillors have set up a new campaign group.
Sheffield residents are continuing the campaign against unfair parking charges outside homes and businesses in parking permit zones and have formed a new group: Sheffielders for Parking Fairness (SfPF). The cost of resident’s permits has risen by 260%, from £10 to £36 for the first car and visitors permits have increased by 400%, over the same period. Currently, Sheffield Council generates a surplus of £1.1million a year from parking zones across the city.
SfPF is collecting funds to take this campaign to the courts. This follows a similar campaign by residents in the North London Borough of Barnet where the local council lost and residents were able to claim back permit fees.
See here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23406427
Michael Marsh, the Chair of the new group says
“SfPF needs to raise £1500 for the next stage in the process, instructing solicitors to act in initiating a Judicial Review. We are asking local residents and businesses to donate to the fighting fund. Bank transfer is the easiest and cheapest option for us:
Unity Trust Bank Sort Code 08-60-01 Account Number 20249100
We need to raise this money AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, so PLEASE donate today!”
Contacting Sheffielders for Parking Fairness
c/o Sharrow Community Forum,
Old Junior School,
South View Road,