Category: Surrey County Council

Resident letter: Do we really want to be paying for a MSCP for the next 50 years when there may be alternative means of transport available to commuters?

Dear Editor, I was surprised to read in this week’s edition of the Haslemere Herald, 10th October, that some of our Haslemere Town Councillors should want to ignore a democratic process to meet their political leader’s demands.  It is no…

Why have a debate when a press release will suffice?

Read from bottom up: —————————————————————————————– From: Haslemere Parking Sent: 09 October 2014 9:50 AM To: ‘Haslemere Town Clerk’ Subject: RE: Press release – Multi Storey Car Park Dear Lisa I am very disappointed to receive your reply. A press release…

It is now perfectly legal to record council meetings

For nearly two years I have been asking for permission to record Surrey County Council’s Waverley Local Area Committee (LAC) meetings. I was granted permission from the Committee Chair, Cllr Pat Frost (with certain conditions attached) to record the 13th…

Councils should show where parking fees spent, says RAC

From the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28518696 Councils should show where they are spending revenues from parking charges, according to the RAC motoring group. Four people in five surveyed by the motoring group said parking charges had increased in towns and cities.…

Have your say in the future of Haslemere

Haslemere is in the process of drawing up a neighbourhood plan for the town. This is a chance to have a say in many issues including parking. Haslemere Vision would love you to complete their survey, please click on a…

Parking ticket issued on Good Friday in Haslemere

E-mail sent to Surrey County Councillor with haslemereparking.com in cc Hi Nikki, I live in Petworth Road, Haslemere. and received a parking ticket when I left my car on Shepherds HIll. This would have been acceptable, however this was issued…

MSCP update on Cllr Nikki Barton’s website

From Councillor Nikki Barton’s most recent update, http://www.haslemerefirst.com/haslemere-councillor-update-for-recent-weeks/, an update on parking and a multi-storey car park. Multi-Storey Car Park (MSCP) Invited by Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport to join an MSCP working group following a letter I…

More parking proposals for Haslemere from @SurreyCouncil

From Councillor Nikki Barton’s website last week: http://www.haslemerefirst.com/phase-one-parking-proposals-for-haslemere/ Phase One Parking Proposals for Haslemere Site visits for the Waverley-wide parking review were carried out in September and October 2013, with recommendations presented to the Waverley Local Committee on 13 December 2013. The decisions made at the meeting…

Independent County Councillor for Haslemere mentions Haslemere parking in her recent update

In Councillor Barton’s most Councillor recent, Haslemere parking is mentioned three times – multi-storey car park, Waverley Parking Review and Wey Hill Fairground public inquiry. Waverley Parking Review: parking proposals discussed at Local Area Committee Meeting December 13, 2013.  Necessary…

And another Herald letter: MSCP Council Tax Shock Rise?

And another letter from this week’s Herald MSCP Council Tax Shock Rise? Last week’s Herald press release shows the business case for an MSCP is not proven.  Under the current national austerity programme, no Government minister can justify the subsidy…