Contractors which have been hired to install the the new parking meters in the town have now installed around 2/3 of the parking meters in the town.
The Parking meter contractors have been installing 12 meters a day which mean all the parking meters could be installed very soon.
Cllr Peter recently Dowd said:
“Car parking isn’t about just squeezing money out of drivers. It is about us being as reasonable and as fair as possible in times of severe funding cuts.
We will be introducing the ability for people to be able to pay for their parking tickets by mobile phone and there will be new pay and display machines rolled out so people can pay using different methods of paying.
We have listened to what people have told us. This is an attempt to make the system more user friendly and more efficient.
Over the years we haven’t put charges up in line with other local authorities.
There has to be a recognition that charging is going to happen but we are not going to go down the route of being too punitive to drivers, either in terms of price or in enforcement.
It is trying to balance it out. If we were just putting charges p by 50, 60, 70%, people would have a point, but we are not doing that. Sefton’s charges will still be competitive with other areas, such as Knowsley, Liverpool and Preston”
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