A car parking price hike of 33% has left workers in Melksham are reacting with shock at the news that Wiltshire Council are going to increase season ticket prices in the town by 33% in the new year.
Local councillor Jon Hubbard has blasted the increases saying, “At this time of increased financial challenge for so many It’s tragic that Wiltshire Council’s decided to compound the problem for people by putting in this inflation busting increase in car parking charges for people who work in our town.
”Wiltshire Council may be busy talking the talk about supporting our high streets but the reality is that they are just trying to to squeeze every last penny from hard pressed residents and subsidising their failing finances.
”The council talk about how they are investing in our towns, but the car parks are in an increasingly poor condition, the only electric charging point in the town has not worked in years.”
Car Parking Price Charges from 7th January 2022
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