Once again, the topic of Haslemere parking makes the front page of the Haslemere Herald with the headline: Joy over charges rejection.
There is a quote from Surrey County Council’s Councillor, Steve Renshaw:
There was little support for on-street charging, and these proposals were dropped.
However, the difficulties faced by residents in roads near the station – given their frequent inability to park in their own roads – were recognised, by the agreement to proceed with the introduction of residents’ permit schemes for specific roads, which has been widely welcomed.
Although the committee reached a balanced view, I was very concerned with the discourtesy and inappropriate behaviour of so many of the public – who seemed unable to distinguish between a public meeting and a meeting that was being held in public – who had clearly been badly led and ill advised, which reflected poorly on the people of Haslemere in the eyes of the committee.
There can be no excuses for that type of behaviour under any circumstances.
On Wednesday this week, George Osborne delivered his budget. Here is a YouTube clip. It’s rowdier than Chichester Hall. There’s more heckling than at Chichester Hall. It’s louder than Chichester Hall.