As traders, we have noticed a significant downturn in turnover since the 1st February, coincidental with the introduction of higher and extended parking charges in the central (Waitrose) car park. I will be collecting more information from businesses about this in due course.
The latest outrage is that Waverley Borough Council have turned down an application for a licence to put the fun fair in that car park on Charter Fair day, one of the reasons cited being loss of income to them! The Charter Fair has been taking place for over 20 years. The licence applicants have been told that the decision was taken by Paul Wenham, assistant Chief Executive and Carole King, Parking Portfolio Holder and, you guessed it, a Councillor for Haslemere! So now, not only has she not seen fit to warn anyone about the impending increase in charges and times but she appears to be actively discouraging the events that make this town the vibrant and community based place it is. Thanks for nothing Waverley!!!
J L Nobbs Ltd
From: JL Nobbs [mailto:removed]
Sent: 28 February 2012 9:32 AM
Subject: waverley parking