I am writing with reference to the sad outcome of last week’s meeting at Haslemere Hall, chaired by Councillor Pat Frost, of Surrey County Council.
Why didn’t the spaces by the Haslemere fire station get allocated to start up a shared car pool?
This is a missed opportunity to do something forward thinking that will benefit us all, not just a handful of people who choose to buy a house with little or no private parking.
The question I have is: How many Haslemere town people need to actually own a car, or even a second? This is especially relevant given the high number of commuters who get the train into London.
Shropshire Councillors have backed the launch of an ecofriendly car club which has eased the congestion problems in Shrewsbury town centre.
Apparently, apart from reducing parking and traffic congestion, schemes like this could save motorists £3,500 per year. Use electric cars and there will be an environmental benefit to.
Further examples of successful commercial schemes can be seen run by: http://www.golow.org.uk/
There are already car-pool schemes in quite a few towns and cities – why not Haslemere?
This is just one solution that will help and benefit Haslemere people as a whole – we have got to think bigger picture for Haslemere, and move away from private meetings between Councillors and small groups.
From: E B [mailto:]
Sent: 06 February 2013 9:45 PM
Subject: Haslemere shared car-pool