Residents are outraged at the hike in permit prices, which now cost £35 to park at home.
Residents in Stoke-on-Trent are being forced to pay £35 to park outside their own homes, as permit prices have doubled.
Parking licenses will cost £35 per year, up from £18, while visitors permits will cost £35 per year, up from £25 before. The increase was approved by Stoke-on-Trent City Council 18 months ago, but it was postponed owing to the epidemic and the country’s lockdown in March of last year.
The increases will now take effect on September 15th.
Residents have reacted furiously to the increased fees as a result.
Jenny Underwood, 59, of Hartshill, Warwickshire, said she presently pays £50 a year for two visiting passes.
“I was expecting they would be free this year because I haven’t been allowed to use them for the last 18 months due to lockdown,” she continued. That’s horrible, and I haven’t gotten any correspondence about it.
“I’m stunned; I can’t believe what I’m hearing. The tourist permits have increased by £10. A £1 increase is understandable, but £10? I can’t afford it because I’m on a fixed income.
“We’re still in the midst of an epidemic, and people are suffering. That is ludicrous. That’s incredible.
“It’s going to be difficult for me.” It’s an extra £20 per year, and we don’t get nearly as many traffic patrols as we used to.
“I used to see traffic officers three or four times a day, but I only saw them once last week.
“I’m constantly on the phone because people park in our permit places, blocking my driveway.
“It’s horrible, just terrible; parking enforcers should come here three or four times a day.
“It’s made me quite upset, and I can’t seem to get over it.” Why do we pay a higher council tax and then have to pay to park on our own street?”
Elizabeth Doward, another resident, pays for both a residential and a visitor’s permit.
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“It’s disgusting,” she stated in an interview with Stoke-on-Trent Live. I have to pay for both a residential and a visitor’s permit.
“I haven’t had any correspondence regarding this, and the price has increased. That’s a lot of information.
“I don’t see a lot of traffic cops around here.” “Brinkwire Summary News” was the phrase they used.