Richmond Park Summary Of Findings Sent To Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Wandsworth Council calls on the Government to abandon controversial plans to introduce car parking charges
The Royal Parks have submitted a report on the findings from the public consultation they held on possible changes to park regulations which included the possibility of charging for parking in Richmond Park.
You can find the summary is available in PDF format at http://www.royalparks.org.uk.
Councillor Lister has now urged Parks Minister Barbara Follett, who will make the final decision later this year, to jettison the idea. He said:
A spokesman for the RPA told PutneySW15.com
Stuart King, the Putney candidate for the Labour Pary said:
Among the individual comments submitted to the RPA were:
"The park is a beautiful facility for young children and I feel that making access more expensive would disproportionately discourage this group."
"The Royal Parks should be encouraging, not discouraging, people to make use of the park - it is a marvelous resource that should be free to all."
“I, and others like me, will simply stop going [to the park] as public transport is difficult and paying for parking irksome."
"In the view of poor public transport links…I think that imposing parking charges would reduce the ability to visit the park regularly by many sectors of the community."
"With three children under the age of eight, I cannot envisage getting a bus with scooters, balls and picnic paraphernalia etc and the children."
"As a resident who lives very close to an entrance to the park, I am extremely concerned about the number of extra cars that will inevitably be parked."August 2, 2009