LETTER: U-turn on night parking charges

I enclose a cutting from my sister’s local paper. How nice it would be for it to be repeated in yours! Perhaps the folk of Suffolk have more about them than we in Sussex.

ALAN R. PIPER

Rookwood Park, Horsham

Editor’s note: the cutting from the Bury Free Press carries the headline ‘Parking charge U-turn after backlash from town businesses’.

The article reads:

Tories have denied claims of electioneering after Suffolk County Council ditched overnight charges in Bury St Edmunds’ on-street car parks.

The charges had been due to come in within the next few weeks but on Tuesday Guy McGregor, portfolio holder for roads and transport, announced the traffic order would be withdrawn.

Part of the reason, he said, was in reaction to the reponse given from people to Conservative candidates canvassing for next week’s elections.

The charges would have been £1 from 6p to midnight and another £1 from midnight to 8am.