parking machine with sign

Dear Editor,
Crewe shoppers and visitors are being ripped off by the Labour run Cheshire East Council on car park charges.

Crewe pays the highest parking fees in Cheshire East but in NINE other towns (Sandbach, Alsager, Middlewich, Handforth, Prestbury, Poynton, Bollington, Disley and Holmes Chapel) motorists pay NOTHING to park.

How has this ever been allowed?

This unfairness has gone on for TWELVE years, since the Borough Council was formed.

‘Putting Crewe First’ say enough is enough. We are calling for the parking charges in Crewe to be HALVED and to make up the shortfall in income by charging the same for every Council car park in all the towns across the
Borough.

The Labour-run Cheshire East Council recently proposed car parking charges across all their car parks in the Borough… but they couldn’t get all their Labour councillors to agree to vote to even consult on the proposal
and it has been dropped before it even started.

Crewe is the most economically deprived town in the whole of Cheshire East but it has the highest car parking charges, when NINE far wealthier towns have no car parking charges at all.

How can that possibly be justified? It is just so totally unfair.

Crewe Town Council, with it’s 100% Labour representation on the Council, should be leading the campaign to cut car parking charges in the town but as usual they do nothing.

The Grand Junction Retail Park in Earle Street, Crewe, with 800 FREE car parking spaces, has become the alternative town centre for Crewe.

The way the actual town centre has been allowed to decline is very sad.

Crewe is the poorest town in Cheshire East ……but will continue to pay the highest car park charges…….whilst NINE much more affluent towns pay no car park charges at all, not a brass farthing, and NEVER have.

Labour run Cheshire East Council and Labour run Crewe Town Council have let down Crewe residents yet again….badly.

Yours faithfully,

Cllr Brian Silvester
Leader
Putting Crewe First

2 Comments

  1. Ed says:

    No wonder people shop on line
    Crewe is an unsafe place to shop it’s depressing and a shadow of it’s form beauty
    In the 60’s & 70’s it was buzzing, it’s many shops & beautiful cinema the Odeon & still stands the Theatre with an ugly ultra modern cafe I think, gone are it’s cobbles too
    Modernisation has killed many towns & Crewe is also a victim
    Parking fees, you should actually pay the public for visiting this forsaken place
    The market place looks ok, but for how long, the Cheese Hall public house, very classy with its drinkers using foul language outside it’s entrance
    I hope that when the new town is built it’ll have some form of character, it’ll never be Shrewsbury or Nantwich but try to do something with this place
    It’s embarrassing when people ask me where I live as I see the look on people’s faces
    Time to change at Crewe

  2. Chris Moorhouse says:

    For once I am in agreement with some of what Brian is saying especially on fairness throughout CEC. However, I seem to recall that when CEC was established Brian held a very senior position in the then Conservative controlled Council and did not influence the roll out of charges to benefit Crewe and Nantwich.

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