Front page in this week’s Haslemere Herald: Parking plan triggers “turf wars”
MORE than 200 concerned residents packed into Haslemere Hall last Thursday afternoon to hear if a raft of controversial new parking controls would be agreed.
Responding to the strength of local feeling about introducing resident-only parking spaces and double yellow lines in more than 25 roads around the town, Surrey County Council’s Local Committee in Waverley agreed to hold a dedicated meeting to decide whether to press ahead.
The deeply divisive issue has triggered “turf wars”.
While some residents are happy to pay £50 a permit to secure a space, many others have condemned the county council for pressing ahead without tacking the core problem of the lack of affordable parking space for commuters.
For full story, see this week’s Haslemere Herald.