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To: Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
Free parking at Eastrop Park
We, the undersigned, with the support of Eastrop and Grove, and Norden ward Councillors and the Women's Equality Party request that the Council reviews the new parking charges at Eastrop Park.
Why is this important?
The introduction of parking charges at Eastrop Park has been implemented during a cost of living crisis. It ignored a significant level (c99%) of public objection; it restricts access to outdoor space and exercise with the associated health benefits following pandemic restrictions; it adversely affects those on a low income (according to the Council's own Equalities Impact Assessment) predominantly women who are far more likely to be poor, have care of children, and not have access to their own garden; it impacts on the elderly and infirm and their carers; and it sets a precedent that charging for access to parks in Basingstoke and Deane is OK. It is not OK.
How it will be delivered
In person at the Council