Kirklees Council plans for an end to FREE parking in Cleckheaton? Cllr John Lawson is leading the fight back.
Kirklees Labour plans in the Council Budget refer to a "review" of parking charges in towns and villages where it is currently FREE.
The Budget assumes that new charges will raise £250,000 for drivers over the next couple of years. No wonder the result of the “review” is seen as a forgone conclusion with Labour having already made up their minds.
However, we CAN STOP this attack on the viability of our town.
Please sign the Petition and then please spread the word and ask people to sign. We need a massive show of support to stop this going ahead.
This is the page from the Council's Budget book 2018 that shows the plan for an end to free car parking in some of our towns and villages.
Cleckheaton does benefit from free car parking. Having free parking in the centre of town and next to the Town Hall helps to encourage shoppers, visitors, and organisations to use our Town Hall.
Huddersfield and Dewsbury are to have multi-million £ investments in the town centres. Cleckheaton has no funding to help the town. At the same time Kirklees Labour plan to take even more out of Cleckheaton. It is simply not acceptable. Please make your views known by signing the petition.