Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: Parking

Isle of Wight Council mulls year-round parking charges

Isle of Wight Parking seafront charges
The Isle of Wight Council is to introduce year round parking charges at all seafront pay-and-display parks and roadside spaces, in a bid to raise £800,000 annually.

Coastal cash cull?

Blackpool cashless payment parking
Following the successful launch of a new mobile parking app, Blackpool Council has confirmed it will introduce cashless payment for its car parks and on-street bays.

Grand Pier wins campaign for free seafront parking

Weston parking Grand Pier
The campaign by Weston Grand Pier to bring free parking to the town’s seafront has finally seen success, with the pier’s owner saying she is “delighted” by new measures to cut charges after 6pm.

Felixstowe to lose free parking spaces

Felixstowe parking
In a move that will filter through to the seaside resort’s tourist sector, Felixstowe councillors have expressed concern over the planned removal of free..

Seaway development decision deferred by Southend Council

Southend Seaway development
Southend Council development committee has deferred approval of the controversial redevelopment of Seaway Car Park over parking concerns, putting the £50m project in jeopardy

Poor parking delays fire crews reaching Funland blaze

Funland Seawick firefighters delayed
Firefighters called on residents to “stop and think” when parking,after an inconsiderately parked goods lorry delayed fire crews reaching a fire at Funland

Southend Adventure Island owner calls for ‘badly-needed’ seafront parking spaces

Southend Parking Royal Terrace
With out-of-town retail and leisure developments luring customers away from the Essex resort, Philip Miller remains adamant that extra seafront parking could..

Southend parking situation “desperate,” says Happidrome owner

Happidrome arcade Southend Parking situation
Southend amusements faithful Martin Richardson says that in starving the seafront of convenient parking, the town council is cutting it’s nose off to...

Robbing horses, and motorists, in Hastings

Hastings Pier Tourism Parking
It takes resilience to run a pier operation nowadays and in Hastings this quality is needed in abundance. An increase in parking costs could drive tourist traffic away, say locals..

Adventure Island boss clashes with council over parking

Southend Adventure Island Parking
The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park has clashed with the leader of the resort’s council over the cost of car parking.

One-hour parking re-introduced to Southend seaside

southend seaside, parking
One-hour parking is set to be re-introduced at Southend’s Seaway car park this summer as part of a wider plan to increase the number of short-stay options at the resort. The news will be welcomed by Southend’s amusement operators, given the car park’s proximity to its seaside arcades and the Adventure Island amusement park. It can also be seen as vindication...

Concerns mount over parking issues in Bournemouth

parking, Bournemouth, local councils
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

Coinslot Southend pavilion
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

Adventure Island
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

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

Causeway Coast parking
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

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

adventure island tweet
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

Coinslot Southend Amusements
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...

Investigation reveals high cost of seaside resort parking

Coinslot Seaside Parking
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,...