NEWPORT PARKING: If you want to help Newport traders – and yourself – sign our petition

THE decision to launch our Keep City Parking Free campaign today has not been taken lightly.

I understand absolutely the financial pressures facing all parts of the public sector, including local councils.

But Newport council’s decision to scrap free parking at its city centre car parks is just wrong-headed.

Footfall has increased because of the two hours of free parking offered to shoppers.

Some city centre businesses are dying on their feet. Friars Walk is years away. In the meantime, everything that can be done to help Newport traders must be done.

You can find our petition in today’s newspaper and online. Hard copies will soon be available at our offices and other outlets in the city.

If you want to see free parking remain in Newport then sign up and make sure the council hears your voice.

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12:04pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Dai37 says...

Better still vote out the council clowns who are responsible for this circus.
Better still vote out the council clowns who are responsible for this circus. Dai37

4:18pm Thu 29 Nov 12

PaulHalliday says...

We are co-ordinating with the argus by running the facebook campaign and any public meetings etc...

PLease join us at http://www.facebook.

com/KeepNewportsFree

Parking”
We are co-ordinating with the argus by running the facebook campaign and any public meetings etc... PLease join us at http://www.facebook. com/KeepNewportsFree Parking” PaulHalliday

8:17am Fri 30 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

Perhaps the shops themselves can contribute towards the cost of Free Parking.

Perhaps the most sensible system would be some kind of loyalty card system on which your would gain parking points when you spent money in local shops taking part in the scheme. Lets say for each £10 you spend you get 1/2 hours free Parking.

This way only people spending money in the town get Free or reduced rate parking others have to pay.

This sort of scheme also minimises the costs to the taxpayers.

The only problem I guess is the machines in the car parks but Iam sure there is a low cost solution to that problem
Perhaps the shops themselves can contribute towards the cost of Free Parking. Perhaps the most sensible system would be some kind of loyalty card system on which your would gain parking points when you spent money in local shops taking part in the scheme. Lets say for each £10 you spend you get 1/2 hours free Parking. This way only people spending money in the town get Free or reduced rate parking others have to pay. This sort of scheme also minimises the costs to the taxpayers. The only problem I guess is the machines in the car parks but Iam sure there is a low cost solution to that problem Bobevans

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