ePetition - Keep the Free Customer Parking in Preston Drove and Ditchling Road, Fiveways

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Keep the Free Customer Parking in Preston Drove and Ditchling Road, Fiveways

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to overturn the decision to Change the 1 hour free parking on Preston Drove and Ditchling Road, back in to Pay and Display parking. We believe that retaining the 1 hour free parking for customers, will encourage shoppers continue to support local shops, already suffering after a year of Covid 19 related closures.

Original Introduction of Pay & Display parking in 2015 on Preston Drove had a significant & detrimental impact on trade for all businesses in the area.

The current free parking was instated after our original petition to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, March 2015.

We would like the parking to stay as it is: 1 hour free parking, no return for 2 hours.

Whilst we understand that the council faces numerous financial challenges, we do not believe that retaining the limited free spaces on Preston Drove and Ditchling Road, would have a significant impact on income for the council, and would be extremely damaging to the local area and businesses, which would be damaging to the city, the local area and the vibrancy and diversity of shopping for local people.

This ePetition ran from 25/06/2021 to 20/09/2021 and has now finished.

650 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Will be presented to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee meeting on 21 September 2021


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