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Concerns mount over parking issues in Bournemouth

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For some reason, local councils do not want cars in their towns, as evidenced in an abject town centre parking programme by authorities up and down the country. All of which is a major problem for seaside resorts who depend on sizeable parking facilities to accommodate families visiting the town. Bournemouth are the latest to feel the pain with local...

“Armpit of the East”: Miller slams Southend council on parking and tourism

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Philip Miller took to Twitter and TV to claim that the council was not working in the best interests of businesses such as his own. The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island has once again turned his fire on the resort’s council over alleged failures in its parking and tourism policies. Philip Miller, chief executive of Stockvale, which owns the seafront amusement...

Southend parking issues flare up again

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Adventure Island owner Philip Miller has criticised Southend Council for increasing parking charges in the seaside town. The authority has introduced minimum charges on seafront parking, despite neighbouring councils launching several free car parks to boost tourism. “All high streets have tremendous competition these days from out of town centres which are all free car-parking,” said Miller. “It makes sense...

Seaside resorts hit with parking charge rises over Easter holiday weekend

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While councils may be struggling with government funding cuts, for amusement operators they couldn’t have chosen a worse time to hike parking charges. A trip to the seaside has just become a lot more expensive, while the parking options just get worse. As well as tackling wet and even snowy weather over the Easter bank holiday, families visiting seaside resorts...

Operators fight parking charges on the Causeway Coast

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Businesses on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast are supporting action from the Ulster Unionist Party which aims to prevent the introduction of parking charges in the county’s popular seaside resorts.   Operators on the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland are backing a move by the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to block the implementation of parking fees into the county’s popular seaside towns. The...

Parking price increase hits Grand Pier footfall

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People are voting with their feet and leaving earlier due to a rise in the cost of parking their cars. Grand Pier, Weston’s most popular amusements attraction, is paying the price.   The owners of Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier have blamed a hike in parking charges after it saw a loss of 65,000 visitors last year. The pier suffered a 63 per cent...

Adventure Island owner targets council price hikes on Twitter

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The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park took to Twitter to criticise the resort’s council over increases to business rates and car parking charges. Philip Miller expressed concern that the price rises could see more major retail stores leave Southend and hit visitor numbers. Declaring he is a fan of Nigel Farage, Jeremy Corbyn, Ian Duncan Smith and...

Thanet maintains tourist parking hike despite protests

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Issues surrounding parking in Thanet may have been resolved for residents, but the local council has agreed to maintain the increase for tourists.   Thanet District Council, which recently scrapped a controversial 135 percent raise in hourly parking rates at popular beachfront car parks - but only for residents, has decided the hike will stay for tourists. In March, a petition signed...

Call for pay and display to stop parking abuse in Southend

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A parking debacle is underway in Southend, with coastal arcades first in the firing line. Southend amusements operator has called for pay and display parking meters along the resort’s seafront to stop people abusing a scheme designed to help business owners. Martin Richardson, owner of the Happidrome FEC, said drivers were leaving their cars all day in on-road parking bays that...

Comment – What’s the alternative?

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With the question of seaside parking coming into the mainstream media, Samuel Spencer wonders how widespread of an issue parking prices really are. The Sunday People’s investigation into parking prices in seaside resorts revealed what many already knew, namely that it can be extremely expensive. The investigation highlights Great Yarmouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, and Looe as the most costly in the...

Investigation reveals high cost of seaside resort parking

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An investigation by a national newspaper into the cost of parking at the UK’s most popular seaside resorts has unveiled worrying figures for the coastal day-tripper market. According to the Sunday People, holidaymakers are being charged up to £25 a day to park when visiting the coast, leading campaigners to warn it could deter families from making the journey. Great Yarmouth,...

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