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 BE AWARE that the new free three-hour car parking, coming into effect in May, does not apply to all council-owned car parks.

I looked in vain in The Press of April 15 for Castle Car Park, but it isn’t there. Castle Mills is, but this is a completely different area, being in Piccadilly.

So it seems the main city-centre car park is not to be a freebie. I didn’t notice Bootham Row either. Another confusing message to the motorists.

Can you imagine the fiasco? Does it or doesn’t it? It would have been a better move to make it 9am until midday too. Not many shops open at 8am.

As I searched for clarification, I rang the council offices, the polite woman there told me she didn’t know either. Not to be deterred I rang Cllr Dave Merrett’s number, and left a message, as of course there was no one there to answer.

Elizabeth M Harris, Kirkwell, Bishopthorpe, York.

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11:04am Fri 18 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

What's wrong with the number 11 bus?

Of course if its really about having a pop at the Council, go right ahead.
What's wrong with the number 11 bus? Of course if its really about having a pop at the Council, go right ahead. Jonothon
  • Score: -3

12:09pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Just zis guy, you know? says...

Jonothon wrote:
What's wrong with the number 11 bus?

Of course if its really about having a pop at the Council, go right ahead.
Like the majority of the services run by Farce York, the reliability is flakier than a nuclear strike on a cornflake factory.
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with the number 11 bus? Of course if its really about having a pop at the Council, go right ahead.[/p][/quote]Like the majority of the services run by Farce York, the reliability is flakier than a nuclear strike on a cornflake factory. Just zis guy, you know?
  • Score: 6

12:16pm Fri 18 Apr 14

wallman says...

ever tried carrying 3/4 bags of shopping on a bus jonothon
ever tried carrying 3/4 bags of shopping on a bus jonothon wallman
  • Score: 5

2:44pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Oaklands Resident says...

The Council have belatedly published a report on their web site which confirms the 8 car parks which will be “free”.

The most popular car parks – including those closest to the central area shops - are excluded from the scheme and, of course, Haymarket is closing at the end of the month anyway.

Why anyone would use car parks like Castle, or any of the NCP car parks at £2 an hour when, a couple of hundred yards away they could park for free, I can’t imagine.

The viability of the park and ride bus services is also at risk.

Are the Councils Labour leadership really going to encourage more traffic onto the roads in the morning rush hour and at a cost, in lost charges, in excess of £300,000?

And apparently most of the advanced warning, signs which indicate where there are vacant parking spaces, haven’t been working for some time.
The Council have belatedly published a report on their web site which confirms the 8 car parks which will be “free”. The most popular car parks – including those closest to the central area shops - are excluded from the scheme and, of course, Haymarket is closing at the end of the month anyway. Why anyone would use car parks like Castle, or any of the NCP car parks at £2 an hour when, a couple of hundred yards away they could park for free, I can’t imagine. The viability of the park and ride bus services is also at risk. Are the Councils Labour leadership really going to encourage more traffic onto the roads in the morning rush hour and at a cost, in lost charges, in excess of £300,000? And apparently most of the advanced warning, signs which indicate where there are vacant parking spaces, haven’t been working for some time. Oaklands Resident
  • Score: 4

2:46pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Tiv says...

Jonothon, Why go by bus when we have cars? It is what they were invented for. Of cause should you not wish to drive please use the bus or whatever you choose but do not presume the rest of us want to. As to the point of the letter the lady is quiet correct, it is confusing and was a knee jerk reaction to what has been a disastrous few weeks for the council.
Jonothon, Why go by bus when we have cars? It is what they were invented for. Of cause should you not wish to drive please use the bus or whatever you choose but do not presume the rest of us want to. As to the point of the letter the lady is quiet correct, it is confusing and was a knee jerk reaction to what has been a disastrous few weeks for the council. Tiv
  • Score: 2

3:08pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

wallman wrote:
ever tried carrying 3/4 bags of shopping on a bus jonothon
It's much the same as carrying them to a car park. Easier in fact, unlike the car parks, the no. II bus can be boarded in the city centre
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: ever tried carrying 3/4 bags of shopping on a bus jonothon[/p][/quote]It's much the same as carrying them to a car park. Easier in fact, unlike the car parks, the no. II bus can be boarded in the city centre Jonothon
  • Score: -6

4:14pm Fri 18 Apr 14

yorkiemum says...

Jonothon wrote:
wallman wrote:
ever tried carrying 3/4 bags of shopping on a bus jonothon
It's much the same as carrying them to a car park. Easier in fact, unlike the car parks, the no. II bus can be boarded in the city centre
Yes carrying to the car much the same as to the bus but then with a car you have a boot to put the shopping in try putting bags of shopping on your knee thats after you've tried to walk down the bus to a seat!!! Typical
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: ever tried carrying 3/4 bags of shopping on a bus jonothon[/p][/quote]It's much the same as carrying them to a car park. Easier in fact, unlike the car parks, the no. II bus can be boarded in the city centre[/p][/quote]Yes carrying to the car much the same as to the bus but then with a car you have a boot to put the shopping in try putting bags of shopping on your knee thats after you've tried to walk down the bus to a seat!!! Typical yorkiemum
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7:12pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

yorkiemum wrote:
Jonothon wrote:
wallman wrote:
ever tried carrying 3/4 bags of shopping on a bus jonothon
It's much the same as carrying them to a car park. Easier in fact, unlike the car parks, the no. II bus can be boarded in the city centre
Yes carrying to the car much the same as to the bus but then with a car you have a boot to put the shopping in try putting bags of shopping on your knee thats after you've tried to walk down the bus to a seat!!! Typical
I do it daily, it's a doddle.
Try a shopping trolley, they stock them in Barnitts
[quote][p][bold]yorkiemum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: ever tried carrying 3/4 bags of shopping on a bus jonothon[/p][/quote]It's much the same as carrying them to a car park. Easier in fact, unlike the car parks, the no. II bus can be boarded in the city centre[/p][/quote]Yes carrying to the car much the same as to the bus but then with a car you have a boot to put the shopping in try putting bags of shopping on your knee thats after you've tried to walk down the bus to a seat!!! Typical[/p][/quote]I do it daily, it's a doddle. Try a shopping trolley, they stock them in Barnitts Jonothon
  • Score: -7

10:06pm Fri 18 Apr 14

yorkiemum says...

Hahaha!!!! So impressed although am afraid I'm much too trendy to do this. Go Jonothan
Hahaha!!!! So impressed although am afraid I'm much too trendy to do this. Go Jonothan yorkiemum
  • Score: 6

11:37pm Fri 18 Apr 14

wallman says...

50 shopping trolleys on a bus dream on jonothan get a life
50 shopping trolleys on a bus dream on jonothan get a life wallman
  • Score: 7

12:07am Sat 19 Apr 14

tonyinselby_ASKEDTOBEREMOVED says...

All this stupidity makes me glad (for once) I live just to the south of Selby. Goole is handy, Doncaster is as easy to reach as York – easier, as there's no Fulford Road Traffic Jam to sit in. There's an outlet site two junctions down the M62. Castleford is pretty much nearby and has a superb market and cheap parking.

If I think this way. from a mere 15 miles or so from my historic county town, what chance has York to attract shoppers (as opposed to tourists) from farther afield? Come on York, stop messing about with what appears from the perspective of 15 miles away to be sheer political posturing and sort your lives out.
All this stupidity makes me glad (for once) I live just to the south of Selby. Goole is handy, Doncaster is as easy to reach as York – easier, as there's no Fulford Road Traffic Jam to sit in. There's an outlet site two junctions down the M62. Castleford is pretty much nearby and has a superb market and cheap parking. If I think this way. from a mere 15 miles or so from my historic county town, what chance has York to attract shoppers (as opposed to tourists) from farther afield? Come on York, stop messing about with what appears from the perspective of 15 miles away to be sheer political posturing and sort your lives out. tonyinselby_ASKEDTOBEREMOVED
  • Score: 10

12:09am Sat 19 Apr 14

Meldrew2 says...

The real mixed message is :

Close Lendal to reduce traffic. Change mind when it's deemed illegal. Make car parks free to attract cars into the city.

Now that's a mixed message!
The real mixed message is : Close Lendal to reduce traffic. Change mind when it's deemed illegal. Make car parks free to attract cars into the city. Now that's a mixed message! Meldrew2
  • Score: 12

12:36am Sat 19 Apr 14

Badgers Drift says...

Meldrew2 wrote:
The real mixed message is : Close Lendal to reduce traffic. Change mind when it's deemed illegal. Make car parks free to attract cars into the city. Now that's a mixed message!
That's York council for you - no joined-up thinking, or consistent policy-making - an absolute joke!
[quote][p][bold]Meldrew2[/bold] wrote: The real mixed message is : Close Lendal to reduce traffic. Change mind when it's deemed illegal. Make car parks free to attract cars into the city. Now that's a mixed message![/p][/quote]That's York council for you - no joined-up thinking, or consistent policy-making - an absolute joke! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -10

8:17pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

No consistent policymaking? Thats not what you told us before. You said it was all a Marxist conspiracy.
No consistent policymaking? Thats not what you told us before. You said it was all a Marxist conspiracy. Jonothon
  • Score: -1

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