At today’s Cabinet meeting, Labour Councillors decided not to introduce charges of £33 for the residents’ parking zone around the Stadium, but they did not rule out introducing the charges in the future.
The Cabinet once again deferred the decision on what the new parking charge scheme would be, and delegated the decision to the Portfolio Holder.
Councillor Claire Thomas, who has campaigned against the increase in parking charges for local residents, said “I am pleased that our campaign for there to be no introduction of parking charges for residents that live near the stadium has been successful. However, the Labour administration has not ruled this out for the future so I will be monitoring the situation to see what they propose for next year.”
Diana Hatcher, who has been campaigning against the proposed charges increase, said: "Several streets off Holderness Road have parking zones. Residents should not have to pay even more than they already do, just to park outside their own homes."
Claire added “the fact that this decision has been deferred again, and will now not be made in an open meeting, shows the lack of respect this Labour administration has for local residents. They have a right to know what will happen to the parking charges they will have to pay. Many residents are struggling to make ends meet. The Labour administration has already increased Council Tax, I really hope they will not increase the costs residents pay for parking on their streets too.”