Sheffield Green Party has called for a price cut for residents’ parking permits after the recent announcement of huge profits in the city’s parking budget.
They say the residents, some who live in the most deprived parts of the inner city, have been unfairly targeted. Even residents without cars are forced to pay high prices for visitor’s permits just to allow workmen, relatives or carers to park near their home.
“Residents already have to deal with the hassle of restricted parking outside their homes. The high price of permits is unfair on people, just for living in areas with parking problems.”
“Originally people were told the permits were to pay for running the schemes. It’s clear now they have been misled and the Labour Council is taking advantage.”
The Greens have regularly proposed a £10 permit for the first vehicle, down from the Council’s current price of £36 as part of their annual budget amendment.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Sheffield Green Party’s last budget proposal would “reduce the price of permits in parking permit zones to 2010 levels by shifting the cost of parking in these residential PPZ to non-residents, meaning that people living in some of the most congested and polluted areas of the city are not subsidising other transport services;” See http://archive.sheffieldgreenparty.org.uk/2016/03/05/green-party-budget-amendment-in-full/