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£50 to park outside your own home?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by MrTempleDene, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. MrTempleDene

    MrTempleDene Just Me Staff Member

    But if the council suddenly made your street residents only I'm sure you would complain about £50 per car.

    Once they can charge for it you can bet they will find excuses to extend resident parking to everywhere they can.
     
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  3. spanielsmum

    spanielsmum New Member

    Really?????????? It might not be to you but it is to me.!! Why should I move from my house, particularly these days? I have lived here since 1987 and brought my children up in this house. I bet you don't live around here where we have to pay for permits.
     
  4. Gordon Glazebrook

    Gordon Glazebrook New Member

    We may be wandering a little bit here.
    Surely, the point is why should one be charged to park on a public road whether it is outisde your house or not?
    The principle is wrong with just councils out to make more money (and of course blame it on the "cuts")!
     
  5. MrTempleDene

    MrTempleDene Just Me Staff Member

    We're going to see a lot more of this sort of indirect taxation, but I bet they will find a way to reduce income tax and then claim to be the party of lower taxes
     
  6. romanbob

    romanbob New Member

    Cars are charged for parking in Leeds, and some other areas; it is just the principle of it being outside your own house.

    If you look at it from the other point of view, should the council be able to stop vehicles parking on the queens highway, isnt that why they pay road tax?

    I recall residents in Guiseley getting residents parking, in a street close to the town centre, I can no longer park there to call into the shops and library.
     
  7. MrTempleDene

    MrTempleDene Just Me Staff Member

    To be fair, and I am not getting at you bob, it was probably the fact loads of people parked there to pop to the shops and library that got them the residents parking. If they complained enough it would have been done.

    They will be kicking themselves if the fee comes in so you can have a schadenfreude moment.
     
  8. Benggo

    Benggo New Member

     
  9. Benggo

    Benggo New Member

    There is nothing worse than computers parking out side your house.
     
  10. postie

    postie New Member

    It's more annoying when you consider that all the computers have got their own drive.
     
  11. Benggo

    Benggo New Member

    I like your sense of humour Postie
     
  12. pyramar

    pyramar New Member

    Leeds has to pay for the trolleybus somehow. Leeds contribution is £76m. Hence parking permit charges, Sunday/evening parking charges, Street lighting reductions
     
  13. spanielsmum

    spanielsmum New Member


    OOOOOOOOOOOOoops .... :icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:
    Plus they pass on viruses when you're not watching.....
     
  14. nutz

    nutz New Member

    LCC will rake money in with this charge as I don't think there's an area in leeds that doesn't have it's fair share of resident parking I know that near jimmy,s hors forth train station owlcotes centre and a fair bit of farsley as it all due to inconsiderate drivers or bad planning decisions I'm a driver and try and park considerately and always use a car park if poss even if I do have to pay
     
  15. nutz

    nutz New Member

    Spaniels mum if you use your garden as parking space you can ask for the kerb lowering then its actually breaking the law for anyone to park in front of it they'll prob charge you for it but might be worth considering
     
  16. Mr Horsforth

    Mr Horsforth New Member

    The socialists in Leeds will now be introducing residents only areas everywhere. They know best how to spend our money..
     
  17. romanbob

    romanbob New Member

    It would need a police officer to fine them tho, not many of them walking our streets.
     
  18. Gordon Glazebrook

    Gordon Glazebrook New Member

    Or Traffic Wardens! I've only seen one near us and I've lived here twelve years!!:nod:
     
  19. Rick

    Rick Member

    No longer the case romanbob. Traffic wardens can ticket cars blocking dropped kerbs, but ONLY if the owner of the property requests it. (This is because the warden cannot tell if it is the house owners car, or another that has permission to block the kerb).

    So, if someone is blocking your kerb you can phone Parking Services and a request a warden.
     
  20. Not saying I agree with the policy, but would that not be raising money in a Capitalist sort of way and not spending it :icon_confused:
     
  21. romanbob

    romanbob New Member

    I believe that the only tickets that the council can issue are ones with signs or road marking that say that no parking is allowed.
     

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