The council say there is free parking in winter but only at certain places. Valley Road still has parking charges. If the council need more parking fees why not make the whole of Valley Road pay and display?
They would get more money and residents there may then get a parking spot they pay for via the permits.
Also on parking permits why are some residents penalised over these? In certain areas residents have resident only parking areas paying the same fee as residents that have no guaranteed parking spot, this is a very unfair system. Our household pays for two permits and has no guarantee of parking in our road especially in summer.