Keynsham Car Parking Charges needs a rethink - by Andy Halliday

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By JoannaPazucha | Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 17:15

I have recently read in a number of comments concerning Keynsham car park charges,and the fact that with the revelopment the golden oportunity to create new free parking on the back of this is sadly,in my view not on the agenda, writes Andy Halliday  

As both a Lib Dem, and a former Town Councillor, I was optimistic that this subject would be reconsidered by the"listening council".

It was a topic often referred to in the by election at which I gained my seat, and in many subsequent street vists I made  in the Keynsham South ward over the last 12/18 months.

Why should our town be treated any differently to Midsomer Norton,Radstock and other areas enjoying free parking opportunities?   

This golden opportunity, which many residents, traders, and I would hope visitors would welcome alongside the new town centre redevelopments must be grasped in order to boost our town's local ecomomy and use of great local facilities,and visitor potential.

I appreciate my small voice counts for not much, but I do I know echo the sentiments of many who may feel less inclined to write to your website,but I do feel it is short-sighted to ignore the pleas of many who I know share my concerns.

Andy Halliday

Keynsham South Lib Dems

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    From Andy Halliday Former Town Councillor Keynsham South

    I am very interested to note the comments of Cllr Kate Simmons in the Chronicle-31/05/12-,but I do aassure that far from comical the issue around Car parking charges is one that I feel strongly about.I re -affirm I believe that the matter should at least be acknowledged that with the town centre redeveloment comes a golden opportunity to address local residents and traders what in my and many others views are justifiable concerns.
    During the by-election at which I was elected a Town Councillor, the whole question of progressing all aspects of the redevelopment in a clear and rational manner was upper most on the doorstep conversations I had and car parking featured highly on peoples agendas,and from reading "The Chronicle" regularly remains so.
    A major boost in the free car parking spaces will I believe compliment the proposed revitalising of our town,I do assure Cllr Simmons and others that this is one of a number of issues on which I will continue to lobby,and hopefully my small voice and others too,will cause a "U " TURN- by our listening council I remain optimistic . ,
    Andy Halliday
    Former Town Councillor
    Keynsham South

    By JoannaPazucha at 09:56 on 02/06/12

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    I really don't understand the fuss made about free parking in Keynsham. £1.70 a day or 40p for two hours is hardly going to break the bank and Tesco parking is free for two hours even if you're not shopping there. How expensive is parking in Bath and Bristol? I expect the main reason why parking is free in Midsomer Norton is because the transport links are so poor and because it's so out of the way. It's not as though you can park your car for free there and then take the train into Bath or Bristol.

    By KeynshamKim at 15:13 on 29/05/12

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