Search

Nearly 70 per cent of polled residents believe car parking charges should be scrapped in all Redbridge parks

14:21 01 August 2014

Seven Kings Park

Seven Kings Park

Archant

Nearly 70 per cent of residents polled believe car parking charges should be scrapped in all of the borough’s parks.

Following the announcement that charges would no longer apply at Seven Kings and Goodmayes parks, due to the sites not making enough money to cover costs, the Recorder asked readers for their views.

Of those who took part, 69pc believed it would be only fair to scrap charges for all the parks, but 30 pc disagreed, saying the money was needed for other things.

Just 1pc said they had no opinion on the issue.

Seven Kings Park generated an income of £1,069.25 in the year 2013-14, while Goodmayes Park made just £392.55.

This does not cover the costs of maintaining machines and enforcing parking restrictions.

Cllr Wes Streeting, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Allowing free parking at all our parks may be a vote winner, but it would be a bad policy.

“Cancelling all charges would leave less money available for the upkeep of our parks and I have no doubt that some car parks - particularly those near tube stations or residential areas - would be hijacked by commuters and others at the expense of people actually wanting to visit our parks.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

51 minutes ago
A car was flipped onto its roof yesterday after a collision.

Thirteen arrests have been made in connection with a year-long investigation into a suspected international fraud scam.

10:11
Ilford Lane (Picture: Google Streetview)

Ilford Lane was shut for seven hours after a crash on Sunday which left one man suffering serious injuries.

09:44
Abridge Road, Chigwell. Picture: Google Street View

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a crash on Sunday.

35 minutes ago
Goodmayes Medical Practice with their certificate for their campaign to stop wasted prescriptions.

Each year unused prescriptions cost the NHS in Redbridge around £1 million.

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder