No, I didn’t believe it either:
Basildon Council has recommended a major review of parking costs across the district to support shoppers and businesses through the recession.Well, well, well…..
Suggestions include cutting as much as 20 per cent off season ticket prices at council car parks for the district’s residents and reducing charges for business parking permits by a third, from £150 to £100.
Basildon Council leader Malcolm Buckley said town centres would die without strong businesses and it was important to keep a constant watch on the prices. He added: “We do keep all the charges under review and we are concerned to make sure businesses are supported as best we can.It seems that at last some sound business sense is beginning to filter down to town halls.
“If you don’t have businesses that thrive, you have town centres that die.”
This recession is really biting hard, isn’t it?