6:38am 16th March 2012.
A final decision is due on whether to introduce car parking charges in Haslemere.
Surrey County Council wants to install parking meters in some parts of the town in a bid to ease congestion.
But some residents think it will damage local businesses.
Resident Nikki Barton is worried about what it will do to the feel of the town:”To put pay and display throughout our small market town will ruin the nature of that, without actually dealing with the issue of commuter parking.
“Where people go and help at a school, where people go to help at a school play, they will actually have to pay to go to visit a friend for example.
“It is a complete scandal.”
A decision will be made at a meeting of the Surrey County Council Waverley Local Committee at The Chichester Hall in Witley this afternoon.