AT last the voices of reason are starting to emerge against the imposition of disc parking by the autocratic regime in Kirklees Council.
The Conservatives are at last starting to split and the local residents to rise up in opposition to this idiotic idea.
It may well work in Harrogate, but it will not work in Holmfirth. What is needed is to keep the residents’ parking as it stands, followed by a shake-up in the parking allowed in the centre of Holmfirth.
If an incentive to allow free parking close to the centre is to go ahead, let it be for the benefit of customers, and not simply to allow shopkeepers a cheap alternative.
It is more important for residents to park close to their homes for reasons of convenience and the practicalities of home-keeping than for shopkeepers to avoid getting cold and wet walking from where they park their cars.
Let’s scrap this idea now, before the £70,000 is spent. And don’t forget it will also cost even more to take the system out after it has proved a total failure. Just think what else could be done with that money.
Christopher J Chapple