Month: April 2012

Gasworks and parking rears its ugly head again

Today the gas work mains repairs started in Haslemere, with work undertaken by Southern Gas Networks and disruption for the next 16 weeks. We’ve written before  – Community Spirit?! – how Waverley Borough Council were reluctant to waive parking charges…

@SurreyCouncil defends CEO’s remuneration

From Elmbridge Today, County Council defends CEO’s remuneration: Surrey County Council chief executive David McNulty’s total remuneration in 2010/11 was £253,133, according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance’s Town Hall Rich List 2012 report. Surrey County Council’s chief executive was paid more…

357 commuters on a six year waiting list

In 2009 there were 357 commuters on a six year waiting list for the car park at Haslemere station according to the Haslemere Station Multi-Storey Car Park Planning Statement produced by South West Trains. As a resident who goes by…

“God-given right to free parking” interprets one Haslemere resident

More views about the Haslemere parking proposals in a cycling blog from Paul M… It leaves local authorities with quite a conundrum. Traffic and the consequent parking congestion adversely impacts on people’s lives, eg where rail commuters or shoppers park…

Business concerns over Camberley Pay & Display

This is an article in yesterday’s Surrey Advertiser, Business concerns over Camberley Pay & Display. PLANS to change how motorists pay to use two Camberley multi-storey car parks have been put on hold for further consultation. Surrey Heath Borough Council…

Letters re New Wey Hill Neighbourhood Planning Forum to @Jeremy_Hunt, @WaverleyBC, HTC and @EricPickles

Dear Julianne (as President of Haslemere Chamber of Commerce), Jane (as President of the Haslemere Society) and Nikki (re Haslemere Parking Forum), We have attached a series of letters subsequent to the meeting in St Christopher’s Church last week, when…

New @SurreyCouncil parking measures could affect small businesses

This is an article from the Surrey Advertiser, dated 23rd April 2012: New parking measures could affect small businesses. PARKING restrictions proposed for Chilworth would destroy shops in the village if approved, says a business owner. Double yellow lines and…

Government by Tweet via @NYTimes cc @SurreyCouncil

When I was a child, every Sunday I would rush to read the Peanuts and Charlie Brown cartoon strip in one of the Sunday newspaper supplements. Now, every Sunday, I rush to read the New York Times supplement that comes…

Park and Ride could solve Midhurst’s parking problems

From the Midhurst & Petworth Observer, Park and Ride could solve Midhurst’s parking problems. Park-and-ride schemes could be the answer to the growing parking nightmare in the Midhurst area, it was been claimed by former chairman of West Sussex County…