Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Efforts to stop Bradford's Labour Councillors from their mission to kill the City centre


Although Bradford's leader has graciously agree to put off killing Shipley, Bingley and Keighley town centres by announcing a two-year delay to the introduction of on-street parking charges, the 'let's raise some more cash' brigade are still winning in Bradford City centre.

We have called in the Labour's executive's decision to extend the City centre on-street parking charges mostly because it's a really stupid idea. Plus of course Bradford's good little socialist car-haters had every intention of ignoring any objection (from shoppers, shopkeepers and local businesses) since they'd spend £125,000 on buying the new parking meters.

The decision will be looked at by the Environment & Waste Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 28th February in City Hall. The meeting starts at 5.30pm and should be an interesting occasion - I am hoping that the Committee sees sense and tells our Labour bosses that making it more expensive to shop in a struggling city centre really isn't the best way to go about regenerating that city centre.

The Labour executive will doubtless ignore this but it's worth a try!

In the meantime, the Telegraph & Argus have a little poll (you can vote here) that current shows 83% against the idea.


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