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NEWPORT PARKING: 5,345 reasons to keep it free - we publish our petition

South Wales Argus: Join our campaign to keep Newport parking free

9:52am Monday 14th January 2013

TODAY your South Wales Argus publishes the full list of names of everyone who has signed our petition to Keep City Parking Free.

NEWPORT PARKING: Council snubs petition

South Wales Argus: TOP OF THE WISH LIST: A resolution to the parking charges problem in Newport city centre

10:40am Friday 11th January 2013

NEWPORT City Council is pressing ahead with its decision to reintroduce parking charges in the city – before reading our petition signed by thousands of traders and shoppers.

NEWPORT PARKING: Sign up and support our free parking campaign

South Wales Argus: SIGNING UP: John Horton signs the petition watched by Jon Powell, of The Kiosk, High Street, Newport Sign up and support our free parking campaign

11:50am Friday 4th January 2013

SHOPPERS and traders in Newport have just a few more days to sign our petition to “Keep City Parking Free.”

NEWPORT PARKING: Councillor backs alternative plan

South Wales Argus: SENSIBLE PROPOSAL: Cllr David Fouweather is backing a parking voucher scheme proposed by Argus editor Kevin Ward

10:40am Thursday 3rd January 2013

AN ALTERNATIVE parking scheme in Newport is gathering cross-party support after the former cabinet member in charge of parking gave it his backing.

NEWPORT PARKING: Traders back parking compromise

South Wales Argus: NEWPORT ALWAYS LAST IN LINE: Butcher Mike Turner

11:50am Saturday 29th December 2012

A POTENTIAL compromise in the free parking argument in Newport has received backing from city centre traders.

NEWPORT PARKING: National business forum calls for all charges to be scrapped

South Wales Argus: TRADERS NEED HELP: Charging people to come into Newport city centre is not the best way to grow footfall says a national report

2:20pm Monday 24th December 2012

A NATIONAL business lobby has urged local councils to help businesses by scrapping car-parking charges for 2013.

NEWPORT PARKING: Follow the big council debate live

South Wales Argus: Join our campaign to keep Newport parking free

10:23am Tuesday 18th December 2012

FOLLOW us as we cover Newport Council's debate on free parking tonight from 5pm.

NEWPORT PARKING: Panto dame speaks out on free parking

South Wales Argus: PARKING PLEA: Lee Mengo as Dotty Doubtworthy, centre, with the cast of Robin Hood

11:56am Tuesday 18th December 2012

THE Mayor of Newport, Councillor John Guy, was made to squirm on Saturday night as a panto dame held him to account over free parking.

ARGUS COMMENT: Newport council's parking stance sends shoppers elsewhere

South Wales Argus: EDITORIAL COMMENT: Any excuse for Post Office sell-off

11:37am Tuesday 18th December 2012

NEWPORT city councillors will tonight hear a motion in support of our campaign to keep city centre parking free for the first two hours.

NEWPORT PARKING: Now our parking campaign will be put to council vote

South Wales Argus: BACKING CAMPAIGN: Supporting the Argus free parking campaign are traders at Newport Market

11:20am Tuesday 18th December 2012

A MOTION backing our campaign to ‘Keep City Parking Free’ will go before Newport City Council this evening.

Star of The Valleys helps charity fundraiser

South Wales Argus: Natalee Harris and Myscha Dene

9:00am Monday 17th December 2012

REALITY TV star Natalee Harris, from MTV’s The Valleys, is set to spread some festive cheer this Christmas when she appears at a charity party for teens in Abergavenny.

Free parking attracts 13,000 extra cars

8:50pm Sunday 16th December 2012

NEW figures show two hours free parking was having a massive impact on the number of cars coming into Newport city centre, with more than 13,000 extra cars parking in just six months his year.

NEWPORT PARKING: No meeting to discuss free parking

South Wales Argus: NO MEETING SET: Alan Edwards, president of Newport Chamber of Trade

10:20am Friday 14th December 2012

THE president of Newport Chamber of Trade has not had a meeting with a Newport City councillor since our “Keep City Parking Free” campaign began.

NEWPORT PARKING: 4,000 sign but traders’ call for talks unanswered

South Wales Argus: BACKING CAMPAIGN: Sue Williams of the Elbow Rooms hairdressing salon in Newport city centre has been collecting signatures for our petiton to keep city parking free

11:20am Thursday 13th December 2012

OUR campaign to Keep City Parking Free has now been supported by more than 4,000 people.

NEWPORT PARKING: Frustrated Labour councillors could ‘be absent’ from vote

South Wales Argus: SANTA CLAUSE Sorry, free parking is just for Christmas, after that you will have to pay

7:10am Wednesday 12th December 2012

 FRUSTRATED Labour councillors could "be absent" from a potential vote on free parking with some even suggesting they could vote against their own party on the issue.

NEWPORT PARKING: 3,700 now sign petition

South Wales Argus: LIFELINE: The privately owned Kingsway Centre runs a two hour free parking scheme in its multi-storey car park, similar to the scheme in council run car parks which are now under threat

5:04pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

SUPPORT for our campaign to Keep City Parking Free is going from strength to strength as more than 3,700 people have now signed petitions backing it.

NEWPORT PARKING: Council didn’t seek firms’ views on free parking axe

South Wales Argus: REFERENDUM CALL: Cllr Ken Critchley

11:20am Tuesday 11th December 2012

NEWPORT cabinet member Ken Critchley did not consult traders about axing free parking in the city because he did not have to.

NEWPORT PARKING: Free parking brought in 'thousands of extra cars' - council report

South Wales Argus: CITY CENTRE: Hill Street car park

11:50am Wednesday 5th December 2012

THOUSANDS of extra cars came to Newport city centre last year after two hours’ free parking was first introduced, according to a cabinet report published at the time.

NEWPORT PARKING: 1,200 sign Argus petition

South Wales Argus: OUR BID: Newport County fan Claire Mackerness signs up. Picture: Annabelle de Frais

9:34am Monday 3rd December 2012

MORE than 1,200 shoppers have already backed our campaign to “Keep City Parking Free.”

NEWPORT PARKING: Argus campaign nets strong support from County fans

South Wales Argus: NEWPORT PARKING: Argus campaign nets strong support from County fans

12:30pm Monday 3rd December 2012

NEWPORT County fans are among more than 1,200 people to back our “Keep City Parking Free” campaign in its first few days.

NEWPORT PARKING: Politicians add their voice to campaign

South Wales Argus: CALLING FOR BAN: AM Lindsay Whittle, who is campaigning to outlaw smacking children

10:32am Friday 30th November 2012

LINDSAY Whittle, Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales East, said the council’s decision to end free parking for the first two hours in Newport was disappointing.

NEWPORT PARKING: Let us have our say at public meeting, traders tell council

South Wales Argus: FURIOUS: City centre traders who will be affected by the proposed parking fees are calling for a public meeting with council officials

10:20am Friday 30th November 2012

AS SUPPORT grows for our campaign to reverse Newport council’s decision to scrap free parking, traders tell WILL BAIN they are demanding a public meeting.

Join our campaign to keep Newport parking free

South Wales Argus: Join our campaign to keep Newport parking free

9:02am Thursday 29th November 2012

TODAY we launch a campaign to persuade Newport City Council to reverse its decision to scrap free parking at its city centre car parks.

NEWPORT PARKING: ‘£1m a year subsidy is not sustainable’ - council

South Wales Argus: Newport to get council tax rise and cuts

9:46am Thursday 29th November 2012

JUST under two weeks ago Newport City Council announced it was to introduce free parking for up to five hours for shoppers in the city centre over Christmas.

NEWPORT PARKING: ‘They’re kicking us while we’re down’ - traders

South Wales Argus: SUPPORTING CAMPAIGN: Traders from Newport Market

9:27am Thursday 29th November 2012

TRADERS across the city centre are backing our campaign to ‘Keep City Parking Free.’  At AD Turner’s butchers in Newport Market, the staff were adamant that the loss of free parking would impact on business.






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