Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan has hit out at the lack of progress on making car parking charges across Cheshire East fairer.
Users of car parks in Nantwich and Crewe are currently charged for car parking whilst users of car parks in Alsager, Bollington, Handforth, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich, Poynton, Prestbury and Sandbach are not currently charged for car parking. The charges in Crewe are also the highest in the Borough.
Following a consultation Cheshire East put forward proposals to introduce charges in zones across the Borough but the proposals also included introducing charges on a Sunday and would have led to even higher charges in some Crewe & Nantwich car parks.
Commenting Kieran said “The overwhelming majority of my residents support consistency across all regions of Cheshire East but fixing that issue shouldn’t be used as cover to make parking even more expensive. I am not surprised councillors rejected these proposals.”
“After months and months of waiting, after abandoning their promised town by town review, we are now back to square one.”
The MP has called on residents to join his letter to Cllr Craig Browne who leads on parking charges, demanding they bring forward new proposals quickly.
“It is completely unfair and has gone on for far too long. This issue needs sorting. Our local high streets need help, not competition with other towns in Cheshire East who have car parks paid for by residents in Crewe & Nantwich. I’d welcome support from residents either by joining my letter or writing to Cllr Browne directly.”