Saturday, July 26, 2014
Quotes of the day 26th July 2014
“People are used to these parking spaces being free. The reality is that if people nip into town they won’t want to pay £1.80 per hour for parking. If this is being looked at by county councillors from Copeland, they need to stand up for this area. It’s down to our councillors to have the courage of their convictions.”
(Gerard Richardson, of Richardson’s of Whitehaven)
“We are totally against it. We are fighting to that end county-wide. We hope the council will make alterations to the proposals.”
(Allan Mossop, of West Cumbria’s Federation of Small Businesses)
“It will kill trade. It’s a cheap way of getting revenue but it will hit shoppers and shopkeepers hard. It’s a big charge.”
(Andrew McDowell, of Market Place post office)
“They might as well close Whitehaven and tell people to go elsewhere. I would imagine that 50 per cent of businesses will pack up or think about leaving.
“We should be congratulating people on finding Whitehaven and shopping here, not putting them off.”
(Michael Moon, of Michael Moon’s Bookshop)
Local business leaders in West Cumbria respond this week to the disastrous proposals from the Labour led administration in Cumbria County Council to charge £1.80 per hour to park onstreet in the town centre in Whitehaven and other towns in the county.
Dogs Bark, Ducks Quack, and Labour puts up taxes.