NEWPORT PARKING: Follow the big council debate live

South Wales Argus: NEWPORT PARKING: Follow the big council debate live NEWPORT PARKING: Follow the big council debate live

NEWPORT Council are to debate the controversial move to end free parking tonight.

Argus reporter David Deans will be covering the meeting live from 5pm - and you can follow the debate here.

 

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12:03pm Tue 18 Dec 12

D Taylor says...

There does seem to be something wrong with the £850,000 saving claimed by the Council. They have a total of 1,033 spaces when Cambrian closes. This includes 395 at Park Square and 40 in Maindee. The others are mainly at Hill Street and in the river front area. £850k a year is £2,800 a day using a 6 day week. So to get income of £2,800 under the proposed new scheme, every space would have to be used more than twice a day by people parking for 3 hours or more. With the working day being only 8 hours long and most people parking for less than 3 hours it seems very unlikely that anything like £2,800 a day would be earned.
There does seem to be something wrong with the £850,000 saving claimed by the Council. They have a total of 1,033 spaces when Cambrian closes. This includes 395 at Park Square and 40 in Maindee. The others are mainly at Hill Street and in the river front area. £850k a year is £2,800 a day using a 6 day week. So to get income of £2,800 under the proposed new scheme, every space would have to be used more than twice a day by people parking for 3 hours or more. With the working day being only 8 hours long and most people parking for less than 3 hours it seems very unlikely that anything like £2,800 a day would be earned. D Taylor

12:09pm Tue 18 Dec 12

D Taylor says...

Ignore what I posted above. I was thinking that parking would be free up to 3 hours under the proposed scheme. In fact everyone would pay a £1 a visit. So the Council would need 2,800 visits a day on average Monday to Saturday to 1,033 spaces.
Ignore what I posted above. I was thinking that parking would be free up to 3 hours under the proposed scheme. In fact everyone would pay a £1 a visit. So the Council would need 2,800 visits a day on average Monday to Saturday to 1,033 spaces. D Taylor

12:49pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Ian Perry says...

Labour want to change for parking, and the Conservatives want to subsidise parking/car use...

Most people would think that this should be the other way around!

Even with a charge, it is likely the the car parks will cost the council money - as calculated by D Taylor above - so should the car parks be sold and operated privately?
Labour want to change for parking, and the Conservatives want to subsidise parking/car use... Most people would think that this should be the other way around! Even with a charge, it is likely the the car parks will cost the council money - as calculated by D Taylor above - so should the car parks be sold and operated privately? Ian Perry

2:46pm Tue 18 Dec 12

areyour4real says...

D Taylor wrote:
Ignore what I posted above. I was thinking that parking would be free up to 3 hours under the proposed scheme. In fact everyone would pay a £1 a visit. So the Council would need 2,800 visits a day on average Monday to Saturday to 1,033 spaces.
If it takes a day and a half and a chicken and a half to lay and egg and a half, how much will it cost me to park four cars in Newport for six hours on a Tuesday in March?
[quote][p][bold]D Taylor[/bold] wrote: Ignore what I posted above. I was thinking that parking would be free up to 3 hours under the proposed scheme. In fact everyone would pay a £1 a visit. So the Council would need 2,800 visits a day on average Monday to Saturday to 1,033 spaces.[/p][/quote]If it takes a day and a half and a chicken and a half to lay and egg and a half, how much will it cost me to park four cars in Newport for six hours on a Tuesday in March? areyour4real

3:02pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Mr_T says...

this subject is a serious YAWN.......move on to something useful....
this subject is a serious YAWN.......move on to something useful.... Mr_T

5:41pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Newportlad says...

Mr_T wrote:
this subject is a serious YAWN.......move on to something useful....
Big yawn... Newport has no nice shops / clubs / pubs , the only ones moaning are the ones who need free parking to claim the dole ! Boooosh!
[quote][p][bold]Mr_T[/bold] wrote: this subject is a serious YAWN.......move on to something useful....[/p][/quote]Big yawn... Newport has no nice shops / clubs / pubs , the only ones moaning are the ones who need free parking to claim the dole ! Boooosh! Newportlad

8:27pm Tue 18 Dec 12

D Taylor says...

With the closure of Cambrian car park the Council have only 834 spaces which might be used by city centre shoppers. There are another 1,548 supplied by private operators, mainly at the Kingsway Centre which has room for 1,050 cars. This is almost twice as many as provided by the Council. So whether the Council charge a quid to park or not won't make a great deal of difference. What will make a difference is the loss of the 487 spaces at Cambrian, but strangely no-one seems to want to make a fuss about that.
With the closure of Cambrian car park the Council have only 834 spaces which might be used by city centre shoppers. There are another 1,548 supplied by private operators, mainly at the Kingsway Centre which has room for 1,050 cars. This is almost twice as many as provided by the Council. So whether the Council charge a quid to park or not won't make a great deal of difference. What will make a difference is the loss of the 487 spaces at Cambrian, but strangely no-one seems to want to make a fuss about that. D Taylor

2:45pm Mon 31 Dec 12

areyour4real says...

When is this BIG debate then?
When is this BIG debate then? areyour4real

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