Letter: Chesterfield car park’s new meters penalise motorists
I am most concerned about the unfair amount being withheld by the new meters at Chesterfield Borough Council’s Holywell Cross car park.
For a short stay, the charge is £0.80 and up to an hour charge £1.60. My trips are regularly short.To have a £0.50 plus £0.30 fee – in whatever combination – is, to most of us, another hurdle often not accessible.This so often means having to part with our £1 coin and not getting any change.I believe the council owes me some episodes of free parking because of the amount accrued since the new meters were installed. I wonder how many others feel the same.On several occasions, car owners have made comments about the unfairness of this practice.
M. Read, Derbyshire
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