Sunday, April 08, 2007

4 out of 5 say no to parking charges

A SURVEY of over 3000 houses in Winlaton and Blaydon by local Liberal Democrats has found a massive 80% against plans by the Labour Party on Gateshead Council to bring in parking charges in Blaydon.

The survey was carried out by Winlaton and High Spen Councillors Brenda Osborne and Andrew Graham and Blaydon Lib Dem Focus Team Leader Mark Gardner (pictured above).
Over 1000 people replied to the survey which was carried out in the second half of 2006.

"There are huge concerns that with the Metrocentre so close by offering free parking, many people will stop using Blaydon to do their shopping," Mark explained.

"Residents fear Blaydon could become a ghost town. These fears need to be addressed by the Labour leadership on Gateshead Council."

Liberal Democrats are calling for the charging plans to be dropped.

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