My hubby was most surprised to see our faces on the front page of the Gloucester Gazette today!
We simply can’t believe that Stroud District Council would conceive of such a confounding plan to impose parking fees in Wotton-under-Edge. Trading on the high street here is a battle in itself, due to LACK of parking in the town. We see so many empty units on the high street, surely this is a sign that we need help, not more obstacles. I hope they see sense before it is too late.
As one of our facebook commenters wrote, when this happened in Dursley a tractor drove into the pay and display machine as there was such an uproar about the parking fees. We are in competition with big outlet centres who favour large corporate shops where there is free parking. People avoid places where they have to pay for parking. They avoid places where there is a lack of parking.
We would like to stay in Wotton but our days will be numbered if Stroud District Council don’t step up to support us traders instead of sabotaging us.
You can find out more in the Gloucestershire Gazette article here.
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