Re proposed changes in council-owned car park charges.
In your issue dated December 30, Cllr Backhouse is reported to have said, “I have been unable to find anywhere else that says ‘we are free during the winter’.”
On holiday in June last in Berwick-on-Tweed I found that parking in all council-owned car parks was free of charge, not only in the winter but throughout the whole year!
The same situation was found in Morpeth, too.
In fact, wherever I parked in council-owned car parks in Northumbria and the Scottish Borders it was without any charge whatsoever!
What a contrast to the money-grabbing persecution of motorists by Scarborough Borough Council!