For or against, which parking subsidies are right? Please comment

It’s interesting to compare two articles about Surrey County Council’s parking subsidies.

This article entitled Fat Councils Taking P for free

Surrey County Council has 1,496 free parking spaces costing £4.36mn per year.

compared with this article entitled New on-street parking charges set for Surrey

Ian Lake, SCC cabinet member for transport, said the council could not go on subsidising car parking spaces in the current economic climate.

Should both sides of the subsidies’ debate be considered?

Please share your views in this forum.