One consequence of introducing evening charges for Horsham town centre car parking has been to rack up further the pressure on town centre residents without access to off- street parking.
Rather than paying the charge, it seems, individuals have chosen to take up whatever street space is available. Sunday parking charges will replicate this process.
In a previous County Times article, John Steele of the Horsham Society urged the creation of a joint working party between the county and district councils to address future on and off-street parking requirements.
As he described, ‘Sleepwalking into chaos is not an adequate policy response to a real and growing problem’.
Has his sensible suggestion been taken up or is the idea of introducing Sunday charges another sign of decision making in isolation?
Denne Road, Horsham
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