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AM I the only person to be outraged by the changes made to the Minster badge scheme?

How has this scheme gone under the radar and not been properly aired with the residents of York?

While I understand the need to update these stickers and re-validate them, I would like to know how they justify charging £10 per year, per car.

These badges are identified with the car registration and are not transferable, nor do you get a second badge at a reduced cost if a family has more than one car.

It also doesn’t recognise if you have already had to subscribe to a residents parking permit scheme.

If we accept this new scheme (stealth tax), what assurances do we have that this won’t be increased again in 2016 when the new sticker expires?

Our original white badges with a blue picture of the bar walls were given to us as city of York council taxpayers.

It feels like we are having to supplement the council. Is it only me who thinks we pay a lot in council tax for very little return?

Mrs J Townend-Whattam, Westlands Grove, York.

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1:05pm Mon 14 Jul 14

CaroleBaines says...

'Outraged' is a rather strong word. If you become 'outraged' at paying £10 a year for a parking permit, I do find myself wondering what reaction that leaves you for rather more weighty issues; say the war in Iraq or child trafficking. So to answer you question, I am guessing you are the only person to feel 'outrage'. A bit miffed is perhaps more proportionate!
'Outraged' is a rather strong word. If you become 'outraged' at paying £10 a year for a parking permit, I do find myself wondering what reaction that leaves you for rather more weighty issues; say the war in Iraq or child trafficking. So to answer you question, I am guessing you are the only person to feel 'outrage'. A bit miffed is perhaps more proportionate! CaroleBaines
  • Score: 11

1:19pm Mon 14 Jul 14

CHISSY1 says...

CaroleBaines wrote:
'Outraged' is a rather strong word. If you become 'outraged' at paying £10 a year for a parking permit, I do find myself wondering what reaction that leaves you for rather more weighty issues; say the war in Iraq or child trafficking. So to answer you question, I am guessing you are the only person to feel 'outrage'. A bit miffed is perhaps more proportionate!
I was about to post something similar.
[quote][p][bold]CaroleBaines[/bold] wrote: 'Outraged' is a rather strong word. If you become 'outraged' at paying £10 a year for a parking permit, I do find myself wondering what reaction that leaves you for rather more weighty issues; say the war in Iraq or child trafficking. So to answer you question, I am guessing you are the only person to feel 'outrage'. A bit miffed is perhaps more proportionate![/p][/quote]I was about to post something similar. CHISSY1
  • Score: 8

8:12pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Peniel says...

It's £52 a year in Lincoln....

While I understand the annoyance at lack of communication over this, I think being annoyed at £10 is a bit OTT!
It's £52 a year in Lincoln.... While I understand the annoyance at lack of communication over this, I think being annoyed at £10 is a bit OTT! Peniel
  • Score: 5

10:22pm Mon 14 Jul 14

PKH says...

Outrage is a bit strong, however I am inclined to not bother with the new badge because it is being brought in by stealth with no consultation, I certainly will not be paying full price to park, so will go elsewhere, I suspect that there will be others who think like me. This will be detrimental to the shops in the city centre. Yet again CoYC have not thought things through properly
Outrage is a bit strong, however I am inclined to not bother with the new badge because it is being brought in by stealth with no consultation, I certainly will not be paying full price to park, so will go elsewhere, I suspect that there will be others who think like me. This will be detrimental to the shops in the city centre. Yet again CoYC have not thought things through properly PKH
  • Score: -4

10:25pm Mon 14 Jul 14

jay, york says...

cyc is trying toi sell this as something worth doing. In actual fact they are charging us for what we already have - and are then taking away the free parking in the evening after 6pm'
I am not outraged - but it is certainly not an offer I will be taking up - and I know many others that feel the same way.
I THOUGHT cyc WANTED TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME INTO YORK CENTRE INTHE EVENING - THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT!
cyc is trying toi sell this as something worth doing. In actual fact they are charging us for what we already have - and are then taking away the free parking in the evening after 6pm' I am not outraged - but it is certainly not an offer I will be taking up - and I know many others that feel the same way. I THOUGHT cyc WANTED TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME INTO YORK CENTRE INTHE EVENING - THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT! jay, york
  • Score: -4

8:53am Tue 15 Jul 14

AnotherPointofView says...

The cost is £20 for a small discount on parking and is valid for two years. It really isn't worth the hassle. I won't bother, I'll find other places to park the car .... out of town for a start.

This council sends out very mixed messages when it comes to attracting shoppers into the town centre.
The cost is £20 for a small discount on parking and is valid for two years. It really isn't worth the hassle. I won't bother, I'll find other places to park the car .... out of town for a start. This council sends out very mixed messages when it comes to attracting shoppers into the town centre. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -4

4:37pm Tue 15 Jul 14

HeworthM says...

I hope that the new parking sticker does it job and sticks - unlike the green bin stickers!!
I hope that the new parking sticker does it job and sticks - unlike the green bin stickers!! HeworthM
  • Score: -5
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