Minster car badge should still be free

York Press: Will charging for the Minster Badge just keep people away from the city centre? Will charging for the Minster Badge just keep people away from the city centre?

I CANNOT believe York’s Labour council believe it will generate £200,000 income from the recent budget replacement of the free Minster Badge with a £20 regular user parking charge.

They should have supported the Conservative amendment to keep the badge free.

I don’t think the residents of York will pay, as many won’t get the cost back in savings. It’s another nail in the coffin for the city centre. Residents are already tired of overpriced parking and not being able to park close to the shopping and are often shopping elsewhere where it’s more convenient. With the rise of out of city shopping parks, surely York’s council should encourage residents to visit the city centre. But once again, the needs of the resident are set aside in pursuit of income.

We’re already paying too much for parking and there must be concessions for residents in an expensive tourist city.

The council should invest in adequate parking and improving lighting in car parks to increase security. Before they start asking us to pay more, they should provide a better service in the first place.

Daniel Donnor, Tedder Road, York.

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11:24am Wed 5 Mar 14

northern belle says...

That's it for me eating out within York then...good news for the out of town eateries. I live 2 miles from the centre but often went in on a Friday/Saturday for a pleasant meal, wander...average spend £50+ for the two of us...sorry, city centre bars and pubs/restauarnts, but a charge by your council (and mine) of £20 for this is just not on! Already seething at the York Card having a charge associated with it...another nail in the coffin of Libraries, and the end of my castle museum visits, too. Hey ho, we should expect nothing less. It seems the council no longer wishes to serve either its residents, its tourists or its businesses. I wait, with some eagerness, to learn whom they do intend to serve (other than themselves). Very much looking forward to retiring and moving back up North to where councils look after their tax payers and the grass really is greener!
That's it for me eating out within York then...good news for the out of town eateries. I live 2 miles from the centre but often went in on a Friday/Saturday for a pleasant meal, wander...average spend £50+ for the two of us...sorry, city centre bars and pubs/restauarnts, but a charge by your council (and mine) of £20 for this is just not on! Already seething at the York Card having a charge associated with it...another nail in the coffin of Libraries, and the end of my castle museum visits, too. Hey ho, we should expect nothing less. It seems the council no longer wishes to serve either its residents, its tourists or its businesses. I wait, with some eagerness, to learn whom they do intend to serve (other than themselves). Very much looking forward to retiring and moving back up North to where councils look after their tax payers and the grass really is greener! northern belle
  • Score: -12

11:58am Wed 5 Mar 14

Parrot king says...

The current city of York council again show they are against the motorists !
The current city of York council again show they are against the motorists ! Parrot king
  • Score: -18

12:16pm Wed 5 Mar 14

MarkyMarkMark says...

Not against the motorists - just the residents. I suspect this is one of those issues that'll differentiate parties at the next local election next May.

Certainly at £20 I won't be renewing - I don't save that much in reduced parking fees in the daytime, and i know where the single yellow lines are in the evenings......
Not against the motorists - just the residents. I suspect this is one of those issues that'll differentiate parties at the next local election next May. Certainly at £20 I won't be renewing - I don't save that much in reduced parking fees in the daytime, and i know where the single yellow lines are in the evenings...... MarkyMarkMark
  • Score: -15

12:19pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Firedrake says...

Why "Minster" badge? The picture is clearly either Monk or Micklegate Bar!
Why "Minster" badge? The picture is clearly either Monk or Micklegate Bar! Firedrake
  • Score: -21

12:45pm Wed 5 Mar 14

BL2 says...

No way I will pay for it. Very rarely pay to park to be honest, but the car park I use the most doesn't even give residents discount!
No way I will pay for it. Very rarely pay to park to be honest, but the car park I use the most doesn't even give residents discount! BL2
  • Score: -29

2:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

hlsbusiness says...

Yet another smack in the teeth for York Residents. Seriously, do the Council not consider they're making the centre less enticing when they think up these half cocked schemes?

The Council car parks are sadly inadequate, they're overpriced, and thanks to all the recent closures, they're a pain in the neck to get to. There's not enough value for anyone I know in paying for a Minster Badge.

They've effectively pushed me in the direction of more convenient locations. I can be in Leeds in half an hour, or I can spend longer than that trying to get into York, squeeze into an undersized car park, risking my car car getting damaged, and pay over the odds for parking!
Yet another smack in the teeth for York Residents. Seriously, do the Council not consider they're making the centre less enticing when they think up these half cocked schemes? The Council car parks are sadly inadequate, they're overpriced, and thanks to all the recent closures, they're a pain in the neck to get to. There's not enough value for anyone I know in paying for a Minster Badge. They've effectively pushed me in the direction of more convenient locations. I can be in Leeds in half an hour, or I can spend longer than that trying to get into York, squeeze into an undersized car park, risking my car car getting damaged, and pay over the odds for parking! hlsbusiness
  • Score: -15

2:40pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Lunatic says...

I'll just keep walking into York, like I have done for the past 10-15 years.
I'll just keep walking into York, like I have done for the past 10-15 years. Lunatic
  • Score: 41

4:00pm Wed 5 Mar 14

greenmonkey says...

"squeeze into an undersized car park, risking my car car getting damaged, and pay over the odds for parking!" Perhaps they should have some quality larger spaces in Castle car park reserved for badge holders? Certainly in need of some money spending on it, and I suggest removing the spaces that are right up to the edge of the mound! Some flower beds or just space for a safe pedestrian route around this important monument would be a good idea.
"squeeze into an undersized car park, risking my car car getting damaged, and pay over the odds for parking!" Perhaps they should have some quality larger spaces in Castle car park reserved for badge holders? Certainly in need of some money spending on it, and I suggest removing the spaces that are right up to the edge of the mound! Some flower beds or just space for a safe pedestrian route around this important monument would be a good idea. greenmonkey
  • Score: 79

4:23pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Jonthan says...

The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport.

Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.
The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport. Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City. Jonthan
  • Score: 55

11:37pm Wed 5 Mar 14

AnotherPointofView says...

York City centre - closed for business. Thanks CoYC!
York City centre - closed for business. Thanks CoYC! AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -56

7:19am Thu 6 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

Lunatic wrote:
I'll just keep walking into York, like I have done for the past 10-15 years.
There's always one!!!!!, bit like pp and his 'I always cycle'
[quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: I'll just keep walking into York, like I have done for the past 10-15 years.[/p][/quote]There's always one!!!!!, bit like pp and his 'I always cycle' Igiveinthen
  • Score: -62

9:33am Thu 6 Mar 14

AGuyFromStrensall says...

Igiveinthen wrote:
Lunatic wrote:
I'll just keep walking into York, like I have done for the past 10-15 years.
There's always one!!!!!, bit like pp and his 'I always cycle'
I'll drive him to my house and then tell him to walk, see how that goes...
[quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: I'll just keep walking into York, like I have done for the past 10-15 years.[/p][/quote]There's always one!!!!!, bit like pp and his 'I always cycle'[/p][/quote]I'll drive him to my house and then tell him to walk, see how that goes... AGuyFromStrensall
  • Score: -2

10:42am Thu 6 Mar 14

old_geezer says...

Jonthan wrote:
The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport.

Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.
All in favour, but some services already stop too early, and there'll be even fewer with the cuts come April.
[quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport. Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.[/p][/quote]All in favour, but some services already stop too early, and there'll be even fewer with the cuts come April. old_geezer
  • Score: 6

10:57am Thu 6 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

How strange it is?, when I first read this story, all comments against the Minster Badge charge were PLUS and all those that made excuses in favour of the council decision were MINUS, now when you read it the voting has reversed! Ah well that’s democracy for you!
How strange it is?, when I first read this story, all comments against the Minster Badge charge were PLUS and all those that made excuses in favour of the council decision were MINUS, now when you read it the voting has reversed! Ah well that’s democracy for you! Igiveinthen
  • Score: 11

11:51am Thu 6 Mar 14

northern belle says...

Jonthan wrote:
The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport. Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.
if only the buses ran when and where I wanted them! and the bus fares would not; sorry and all that, Jonthan, work out at better value for me than "petrol, wear and tear" - as for car park fees, that was the whole point of my comment...don't pay, wont, pay! My life does not revlove around alcohol - I have one small glass of...and then soft drinks; I go out to socialise and enjoy eating, not to get off my face. Sorry to disappoint with not fitting that stereotype! Anyway, off out tonight to one of the single yellow line streets, as so well commented by MarkyMarkMark! Wonder how long before the CYC finds a way round that?
[quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport. Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.[/p][/quote]if only the buses ran when and where I wanted them! and the bus fares would not; sorry and all that, Jonthan, work out at better value for me than "petrol, wear and tear" - as for car park fees, that was the whole point of my comment...don't pay, wont, pay! My life does not revlove around alcohol - I have one small glass of...and then soft drinks; I go out to socialise and enjoy eating, not to get off my face. Sorry to disappoint with not fitting that stereotype! Anyway, off out tonight to one of the single yellow line streets, as so well commented by MarkyMarkMark! Wonder how long before the CYC finds a way round that? northern belle
  • Score: 6

2:07pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

northern belle wrote:
Jonthan wrote: The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport. Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.
if only the buses ran when and where I wanted them! and the bus fares would not; sorry and all that, Jonthan, work out at better value for me than "petrol, wear and tear" - as for car park fees, that was the whole point of my comment...don't pay, wont, pay! My life does not revlove around alcohol - I have one small glass of...and then soft drinks; I go out to socialise and enjoy eating, not to get off my face. Sorry to disappoint with not fitting that stereotype! Anyway, off out tonight to one of the single yellow line streets, as so well commented by MarkyMarkMark! Wonder how long before the CYC finds a way round that?
I know that it is very hard, but you don't need to justify your life style to people like these, I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!!
[quote][p][bold]northern belle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport. Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.[/p][/quote]if only the buses ran when and where I wanted them! and the bus fares would not; sorry and all that, Jonthan, work out at better value for me than "petrol, wear and tear" - as for car park fees, that was the whole point of my comment...don't pay, wont, pay! My life does not revlove around alcohol - I have one small glass of...and then soft drinks; I go out to socialise and enjoy eating, not to get off my face. Sorry to disappoint with not fitting that stereotype! Anyway, off out tonight to one of the single yellow line streets, as so well commented by MarkyMarkMark! Wonder how long before the CYC finds a way round that?[/p][/quote]I know that it is very hard, but you don't need to justify your life style to people like these, I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!! Igiveinthen
  • Score: 6

3:04pm Thu 6 Mar 14

northern belle says...

Igiveinthen wrote:
How strange it is?, when I first read this story, all comments against the Minster Badge charge were PLUS and all those that made excuses in favour of the council decision were MINUS, now when you read it the voting has reversed! Ah well that’s democracy for you!
Well, I can only support this comment about the voting...I am astounded at the number of those voting...it can ONLY be a campaign...similar to that on the Lendal Bridge scheme comments. York Press, is it time to be a little open about the voting patterns? You leave us with no choice other than to be suspicious that "they" are twisting the votes in "their" favour. It may sound Big Brother (in the Orwellian, not the Channel 4 sense) but just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you!
[quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: How strange it is?, when I first read this story, all comments against the Minster Badge charge were PLUS and all those that made excuses in favour of the council decision were MINUS, now when you read it the voting has reversed! Ah well that’s democracy for you![/p][/quote]Well, I can only support this comment about the voting...I am astounded at the number of those voting...it can ONLY be a campaign...similar to that on the Lendal Bridge scheme comments. York Press, is it time to be a little open about the voting patterns? You leave us with no choice other than to be suspicious that "they" are twisting the votes in "their" favour. It may sound Big Brother (in the Orwellian, not the Channel 4 sense) but just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you! northern belle
  • Score: 7

3:58pm Thu 6 Mar 14

CaroleBaines says...

northern belle wrote:
Jonthan wrote:
The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport. Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.
if only the buses ran when and where I wanted them! and the bus fares would not; sorry and all that, Jonthan, work out at better value for me than "petrol, wear and tear" - as for car park fees, that was the whole point of my comment...don't pay, wont, pay! My life does not revlove around alcohol - I have one small glass of...and then soft drinks; I go out to socialise and enjoy eating, not to get off my face. Sorry to disappoint with not fitting that stereotype! Anyway, off out tonight to one of the single yellow line streets, as so well commented by MarkyMarkMark! Wonder how long before the CYC finds a way round that?
Wow - put those claws away. Not sure it warranted that! And why so angry about the badge? Are you saying you will move 'back north' because of a £20 charge? Time to calm down, I think.
[quote][p][bold]northern belle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonthan[/bold] wrote: The best way to thwart this exhorbitant charge is to start using public transport. Northern Belle will not only be able to enjoy a meal out, but she will be able to drink a glass of wine with a clear conscience. Moreover the saving in petrol, wear and tear, car park fees etc will be enough to pay for the occasional extra evening in the City.[/p][/quote]if only the buses ran when and where I wanted them! and the bus fares would not; sorry and all that, Jonthan, work out at better value for me than "petrol, wear and tear" - as for car park fees, that was the whole point of my comment...don't pay, wont, pay! My life does not revlove around alcohol - I have one small glass of...and then soft drinks; I go out to socialise and enjoy eating, not to get off my face. Sorry to disappoint with not fitting that stereotype! Anyway, off out tonight to one of the single yellow line streets, as so well commented by MarkyMarkMark! Wonder how long before the CYC finds a way round that?[/p][/quote]Wow - put those claws away. Not sure it warranted that! And why so angry about the badge? Are you saying you will move 'back north' because of a £20 charge? Time to calm down, I think. CaroleBaines
  • Score: -3

4:35pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Birdseyeview says...

Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge.
If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it?
For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home!
Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge. If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it? For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home! Birdseyeview
  • Score: -6

5:10pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

Birdseyeview wrote:
Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge.
If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it?
For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home!
Wow, bet you'll even get a gold star from the vote fiddler for your comment.
The idea behind the 'Minster Badge' scheme, not that I have got one or need one, is that those who live on the outskirts of the city could at least get some discount when parking.
But as I commented -- I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!!
And let's be honest about this, not everyone wants to walk or catch a bus, just because you do, I can walk in to the city from where I live, but if I lived on the outskirts my choice would be my car every time
[quote][p][bold]Birdseyeview[/bold] wrote: Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge. If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it? For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home![/p][/quote]Wow, bet you'll even get a gold star from the vote fiddler for your comment. The idea behind the 'Minster Badge' scheme, not that I have got one or need one, is that those who live on the outskirts of the city could at least get some discount when parking. But as I commented -- I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!! And let's be honest about this, not everyone wants to walk or catch a bus, just because you do, I can walk in to the city from where I live, but if I lived on the outskirts my choice would be my car every time Igiveinthen
  • Score: 4

4:01pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Birdseyeview says...

The scheme is intended for all residents, not just those on the outskirts and I don't suppose many do want walk, that's the problem. I think the new charge smog t is far large myself and the best way to fight it is to simply not buy it, then the council can't make penny. The days of freebies are over and it's time everyone realised this, the council is not responsible for making travel or parking cheaper for those on the outskirts or anyone. It is up to the council to find ways to keep on functioning and carrying more important functions that may be lost if free schemes carry on. It's an individuals choice where they live and it's their responsibility to consider if they can afford travel costs etc in to town and can't be depended on discounts forever, as nice as that would be..
The scheme is intended for all residents, not just those on the outskirts and I don't suppose many do want walk, that's the problem. I think the new charge smog t is far large myself and the best way to fight it is to simply not buy it, then the council can't make penny. The days of freebies are over and it's time everyone realised this, the council is not responsible for making travel or parking cheaper for those on the outskirts or anyone. It is up to the council to find ways to keep on functioning and carrying more important functions that may be lost if free schemes carry on. It's an individuals choice where they live and it's their responsibility to consider if they can afford travel costs etc in to town and can't be depended on discounts forever, as nice as that would be.. Birdseyeview
  • Score: 2

4:02pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Birdseyeview says...

Apologies for spelling...on my phone!
Apologies for spelling...on my phone! Birdseyeview
  • Score: 1

6:18pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

Birdseyeview wrote:
The scheme is intended for all residents, not just those on the outskirts and I don't suppose many do want walk, that's the problem. I think the new charge smog t is far large myself and the best way to fight it is to simply not buy it, then the council can't make penny. The days of freebies are over and it's time everyone realised this, the council is not responsible for making travel or parking cheaper for those on the outskirts or anyone. It is up to the council to find ways to keep on functioning and carrying more important functions that may be lost if free schemes carry on. It's an individuals choice where they live and it's their responsibility to consider if they can afford travel costs etc in to town and can't be depended on discounts forever, as nice as that would be..
Yes your right I phrased it wrong I should have it is for everyone but it helps those more who live on the outskirts of town, it don't retract my opinion though its a disgrace, but yes the other way of thinking is don't buy it, don't come into york, shop at the out of town shopping centres where parking is free!
[quote][p][bold]Birdseyeview[/bold] wrote: The scheme is intended for all residents, not just those on the outskirts and I don't suppose many do want walk, that's the problem. I think the new charge smog t is far large myself and the best way to fight it is to simply not buy it, then the council can't make penny. The days of freebies are over and it's time everyone realised this, the council is not responsible for making travel or parking cheaper for those on the outskirts or anyone. It is up to the council to find ways to keep on functioning and carrying more important functions that may be lost if free schemes carry on. It's an individuals choice where they live and it's their responsibility to consider if they can afford travel costs etc in to town and can't be depended on discounts forever, as nice as that would be..[/p][/quote]Yes your right I phrased it wrong I should have it is for everyone but it helps those more who live on the outskirts of town, it don't retract my opinion though its a disgrace, but yes the other way of thinking is don't buy it, don't come into york, shop at the out of town shopping centres where parking is free! Igiveinthen
  • Score: 1

8:59pm Sat 8 Mar 14

jay, york says...

I would like to correct some comments here. The "Minster Badge" is not just available for the residents of York - it is available to anyone within the City of York COUNCIL area who own a vehicle. Please see the CoYC website.for deatils and to see how far this area stretches. Presumably when the outlying and country areas of York were brought into the CoYC area some time ago (often against their will), the Minster Badge was issued to encourage these residents to come into York.to enjoy what the City has to offer - whether it be daytime or evening..

Now the Labour CoYC council says yet again - we dont care! We're not going to do it anymore. Well, you dont need to be master mind to see that all these York Council area residents will say we dont care either- we will find somewhere else to go where we will feel welcome and will not be ripped off by parking conditions.

Its just another message from CoYC to people from outside the city centre, to say that you are not welcome in York. And word gets round. We still have to pay our Council Tax to CoYC just the same as all you inner city residents. But what benefits do we gain???

When CoYC ever realise the impact of their actions?
I would like to correct some comments here. The "Minster Badge" is not just available for the residents of York - it is available to anyone within the City of York COUNCIL area who own a vehicle. Please see the CoYC website.for deatils and to see how far this area stretches. Presumably when the outlying and country areas of York were brought into the CoYC area some time ago (often against their will), the Minster Badge was issued to encourage these residents to come into York.to enjoy what the City has to offer - whether it be daytime or evening.. Now the Labour CoYC council says yet again - we dont care! We're not going to do it anymore. Well, you dont need to be master mind to see that all these York Council area residents will say we dont care either- we will find somewhere else to go where we will feel welcome and will not be ripped off by parking conditions. Its just another message from CoYC to people from outside the city centre, to say that you are not welcome in York. And word gets round. We still have to pay our Council Tax to CoYC just the same as all you inner city residents. But what benefits do we gain??? When CoYC ever realise the impact of their actions? jay, york
  • Score: 3

9:52pm Sat 8 Mar 14

jay, york says...

Igiveinthen wrote:
Birdseyeview wrote: Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge. If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it? For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home!
Wow, bet you'll even get a gold star from the vote fiddler for your comment. The idea behind the 'Minster Badge' scheme, not that I have got one or need one, is that those who live on the outskirts of the city could at least get some discount when parking. But as I commented -- I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!! And let's be honest about this, not everyone wants to walk or catch a bus, just because you do, I can walk in to the city from where I live, but if I lived on the outskirts my choice would be my car every time
Has Igiveinthen tried walking from some of the outlying CoYC areas into York for an afternoon or evening out Or maybe catching a local bus?.Please check CoYC website to see how far this area goes - It is NOT just York city centre. And we pay our CoYC council tax just the same as you!
[quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Birdseyeview[/bold] wrote: Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge. If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it? For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home![/p][/quote]Wow, bet you'll even get a gold star from the vote fiddler for your comment. The idea behind the 'Minster Badge' scheme, not that I have got one or need one, is that those who live on the outskirts of the city could at least get some discount when parking. But as I commented -- I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!! And let's be honest about this, not everyone wants to walk or catch a bus, just because you do, I can walk in to the city from where I live, but if I lived on the outskirts my choice would be my car every time[/p][/quote]Has Igiveinthen tried walking from some of the outlying CoYC areas into York for an afternoon or evening out Or maybe catching a local bus?.Please check CoYC website to see how far this area goes - It is NOT just York city centre. And we pay our CoYC council tax just the same as you! jay, york
  • Score: -1

10:03pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

jay, york wrote:
Igiveinthen wrote:
Birdseyeview wrote: Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge. If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it? For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home!
Wow, bet you'll even get a gold star from the vote fiddler for your comment. The idea behind the 'Minster Badge' scheme, not that I have got one or need one, is that those who live on the outskirts of the city could at least get some discount when parking. But as I commented -- I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!! And let's be honest about this, not everyone wants to walk or catch a bus, just because you do, I can walk in to the city from where I live, but if I lived on the outskirts my choice would be my car every time
Has Igiveinthen tried walking from some of the outlying CoYC areas into York for an afternoon or evening out Or maybe catching a local bus?.Please check CoYC website to see how far this area goes - It is NOT just York city centre. And we pay our CoYC council tax just the same as you!
Think you've got me mixed up with someone else, I'm against replacing the Minster Badge.
[quote][p][bold]jay, york[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Birdseyeview[/bold] wrote: Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge. If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it? For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home![/p][/quote]Wow, bet you'll even get a gold star from the vote fiddler for your comment. The idea behind the 'Minster Badge' scheme, not that I have got one or need one, is that those who live on the outskirts of the city could at least get some discount when parking. But as I commented -- I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!! And let's be honest about this, not everyone wants to walk or catch a bus, just because you do, I can walk in to the city from where I live, but if I lived on the outskirts my choice would be my car every time[/p][/quote]Has Igiveinthen tried walking from some of the outlying CoYC areas into York for an afternoon or evening out Or maybe catching a local bus?.Please check CoYC website to see how far this area goes - It is NOT just York city centre. And we pay our CoYC council tax just the same as you![/p][/quote]Think you've got me mixed up with someone else, I'm against replacing the Minster Badge. Igiveinthen
  • Score: -2

10:04pm Sat 8 Mar 14

jay, york says...

I should have also said that CoYC are quite happy to accept our Council Tax payments even though they do not want us to have the benefits of the residents of the centre of York.
I should have also said that CoYC are quite happy to accept our Council Tax payments even though they do not want us to have the benefits of the residents of the centre of York. jay, york
  • Score: -1

10:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

jay, york says...

Igiveinthen wrote:
jay, york wrote:
Igiveinthen wrote:
Birdseyeview wrote: Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge. If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it? For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home!
Wow, bet you'll even get a gold star from the vote fiddler for your comment. The idea behind the 'Minster Badge' scheme, not that I have got one or need one, is that those who live on the outskirts of the city could at least get some discount when parking. But as I commented -- I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!! And let's be honest about this, not everyone wants to walk or catch a bus, just because you do, I can walk in to the city from where I live, but if I lived on the outskirts my choice would be my car every time
Has Igiveinthen tried walking from some of the outlying CoYC areas into York for an afternoon or evening out Or maybe catching a local bus?.Please check CoYC website to see how far this area goes - It is NOT just York city centre. And we pay our CoYC council tax just the same as you!
Think you've got me mixed up with someone else, I'm against replacing the Minster Badge.
I'm really sorry if that is the case - I am new to all this. But the comments apply to whoever it is!!
[quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jay, york[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Igiveinthen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Birdseyeview[/bold] wrote: Not entirely sure why anyone expects to get something for free anymore, the council is already stretched to the limit without giving residents handouts. Or perhaps they should keep the free badge and just shed a few more jobs? May be preferable for some I bet. Why should residents pay nothing to park when they have far less of a need to drive in and park than visitors. Why not walk or catch a bus? May seem like new age thinking to some but I assure you we've been walking for a good few thousand years now and it's really quite easy for most, for those who find it truly difficult -they get it free anyway with a disabled badge. If you don't want to pay £20 then don't, it's that simple, pay £2 for the evening..gosh, not gonna break the bank is it? For those who feel they simply can't come in to the centre anymore to eat and drink, probably a good thing if you can't get off your backsides and leave the car at home![/p][/quote]Wow, bet you'll even get a gold star from the vote fiddler for your comment. The idea behind the 'Minster Badge' scheme, not that I have got one or need one, is that those who live on the outskirts of the city could at least get some discount when parking. But as I commented -- I think it is disgraceful that the Minster Badge will be replaced with a £20 regular user parking charge that will net the council £20,000, now set that against all the money they have wasted on vanity schemes, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it!! And let's be honest about this, not everyone wants to walk or catch a bus, just because you do, I can walk in to the city from where I live, but if I lived on the outskirts my choice would be my car every time[/p][/quote]Has Igiveinthen tried walking from some of the outlying CoYC areas into York for an afternoon or evening out Or maybe catching a local bus?.Please check CoYC website to see how far this area goes - It is NOT just York city centre. And we pay our CoYC council tax just the same as you![/p][/quote]Think you've got me mixed up with someone else, I'm against replacing the Minster Badge.[/p][/quote]I'm really sorry if that is the case - I am new to all this. But the comments apply to whoever it is!! jay, york
  • Score: -3

12:08pm Mon 17 Mar 14

TimDoc says...

I have started a petition to keep the residents parking badge free on the York council site . Only 3 signature so far though. Please add to it if you are in favour of keeping the residents parking badge free.
http://democracy.yor
k.gov.uk/mgePetition
ListDisplay.aspx?bcr
=1
I have started a petition to keep the residents parking badge free on the York council site . Only 3 signature so far though. Please add to it if you are in favour of keeping the residents parking badge free. http://democracy.yor k.gov.uk/mgePetition ListDisplay.aspx?bcr =1 TimDoc
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