One of the main planks of the Roads Service argument for introducing 'pay & display' at Queen Street car park is that the adjacent 'p & d' car park at Head Street (58 spaces) is often filled to capacity. EWPG counted the empty spaces in Head Street car park three times per day from 6 - 18 October and found the Roads Service claim to be far removed from reality. Indeed we have even forwarded our findings to a representative of Roads Service. The format of this blog does not facilitate the presentation of these figures in spreadsheet form, but anyone interested in obtaining them can contact us via email and we will gladly forward the information.
Alternatively you can read the coverage in our local newspapers:
How much longer is Roads Service going to attempt to defend the indefensible? There is no creditable reason for altering the status of Queen Street car park and they know it.