If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can just see the first 3 of the 9 parking meters that line the west side of Preston Park Avenue. I suppose the cost of installing 9 meters is pretty insignificant in the big scheme of the multi-million pound City Council budget, but did no one consider that, if you wanted to stop parking here, double yellow lines would have been a much cheaper solution?
It seems from the Friends of Preston Park website here that three Councillors for the park have agreed that the possibility of a reduction in parking charges should be looked at. Is this the working party that was promised back in October last year? They seem to be taking it very calmly. Are there no red faces? No explanations or apologies? It is, after all, a quite extraordinary miscalculation.