Haringey plan a 129% increase in the cost of two-hour CPZ parking permits you have only 7 days to object..
Haringey are proposing ludicrous and expensive changes to the system for temporary parking permits which will affect residents in two-hour zones particularly heavily .
At present it is possible to purchase a two hour permit for a two hour zone so that a visitor, whether private or trade, can park legally without fear of being issued with a PCN. This costs 70p at present. Under the proposal this two hour permit is being discontinued and it will become necessary to purchase two one hour permits. At the moment they cost 35p each but under the new proposal they will cost a staggering 80p each so that a two hour permit will effectively become £1.60 – a 129% increase in cost.
There is a little bit of good news – the will be no limit on the number of permits you can purchase (hooray!) but you will have to use them ‘within the year of purchase’. How many people can forecast how many of these wretched permits they will need? What happens if there is an increased need for permits towards the end of the year, for example a care crisis that requires relatives to visit more often than they need?
If you live in a full-day parking zone the current cost of a permit is £3.50 and this will go up to - £3.50. So residents in all day zones suffer no increase whatsoever whilst those in a two-hour zone face a 129% increase.
You haven’t got long to protest either – Anne Cunningham, head of parking at Haringey, apparently published the order on February 2nd and you have 21 days from that date to object – however emails were only sent out to residents who have parking permits on 15 February – allowing a mere 7 days for protest. Thank you Haringey.
Details of how to protest – “Any person desiring to object to the proposed Order or make other representation should send a statement in writing of either their objection and the grounds thereof or of their representation to the Traffic Management Group, River Park House, 1st floor, 225, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8HQ or to firstname.lastname@example.org within 21 days from the date of this Notice”