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Support the Campaign to Oppose Rural Carpark Charging

Support the campaign to oppose a Rural Car Parks charging plan which will devastate local business and their communities

A plan by Horsham District Council to introduce charges and/or parking time limits in rural communities from 3rd April 2017 is being opposed by community groups who claim it will ruin their local economies and take the heart out of their communities.

The campaign to oppose the proposed charges - which also include a plan to limit the time people can stay in a car park - is backed by the Arundel and South Downs Labour Party. Residents will have to buy a disc from Horsham District Council costing £12 for parking up to 3 hours or £130 to park all day. Visitors will be charged 75p to park for 1 hour or £1.50 to park for up to 3 hours.

Concerned local residents from across the County have started a petition to “Keep West Sussex Rural Car Parks Free and Open” . They want to force a re-think of the proposal which is being heard at Horsham District Council cabinet meeting on Thursday November 24.   

Local Labour members will also join residents from Pulbrough, Storrington, Steyning and Upper Beeding and to raise their views in person on November 23rd at Chanctonbury Local County Council Committee in Pulborough Village Hall.We say that too many banks and shops have closed in our villages and towns and this proposal will sign a death knell for many more. It will also make it hard for people needing access local services such as libraries and health centres or running community events like football tournaments. The mass support for this campaign shows that Horsham District Council is out of step with its electorate and we hope our campaign will force them to shelve the plan this week.

You can sign the petition here :

Go to link: keep-west-sussex-rural-car-parks-free-open-1

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