Friday, 8 February 2013

Knowle meeting on parking charges plan

KNOWLE residents are invited to a presentation by a council boss on plans to introduce parking charges in the village.

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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s Paul Tovey will speak at Knowle Village Hall on Monday February 25 from 8pm on the plans.

The council wants to charge drivers to park more than three hours with options including a starting rate of 40p to £2.40 for over six hours. Click here for more details.

Mr Tovey, the council’s principal traffic engineer, will give a short presentation and take questions at the Knowle Society event.

Doors will open at 7.30pm and the society said places will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

The council has said the plan will deter long-stay parking by workers to free up spaces and be a “a potential new source of revenue” for the cash-strapped authority.


  1. Where will all the 'workers'park,especially when the new totally unnecessary Waitrose is built?

  2. Dorridge resident9 February 2013 at 10:37

    I can't really see the point of it - unless the plan is to phase in parking charges from hour 1. It seems such a shame - we should be encouraging rejuvenation of areas like Knowle, Shirley etc. let's the natural laws of conjestion apply; if it gets too busy people will go elsewhere.

    The charges just seem petty-minded.

  3. It is the thin edge of the wedge as usual. Starts off with small charge for staying more than three hours, after the first year it will be 'reviewed' and become a standing charge for any hours you want to park. Another nail in the coffin, progress? I don't think so.

  4. I agree that there should be a charge to park for more than 3 hours or even just not allow parking at all for more than 3 hours. Genuine shoppers do not need longer than this. This would also reduce the complete chaos that there is currently when trying to park in the ridiculously small spaces. Perhaps the council could look to provide marked spaces that are at a 45 degree angle to make it easier for drivers to pull in and out of a space. It's painful watching some drivers trying to park now.