We the undersigned petition the council to allow free parking to park users for a maximum of 2-3 hours. After this time slot parking could cost per hour or per day. This would ensure enough time for the majority of park users to enjoy the park free of charge, whilst discouraging non-users from parking inside the park.
The petition runs from 18/07/2012 to 11/10/2012 and will be presented to the full Council meeting of 25th October 2012. The Council are due to review the parking situation in Preston Park in December 2012.
Brighton Bits comment:-
See "Preston Park parking" for a summary of the charges in force in the Park at present. From 50p an hour to £3 for 6 hours they surely cannot be a huge disincentive for anyone able to run a car. The main aggravation is the scrabble for change and the hike to the meter. The latter would not be avoided even if parking was free, as there remains the need to issue a timed ticket to prevent misuse of the parking spaces.