Stop The Introduction Of Car Parking Charges In Hamworthy Park

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Created January 29, 2016 by helencraig


For over half a century hamworthy park has been enjoyed by generations both from throughout the borough and beyond – free to enter, free to park and free to play. The proposal to charge for car parking, even starting with a minimal payment, will penalise those who come daily: to deliver / collect children, to use the play equipment/paddling pool, for wind/kite surfing, for dog-walking, for exercise, for fishing and also those who come for foot-ball, for tennis, for kite-flying, to set up a game of cricket or rounders or who are brought just to enjoy the vista and/or to have a cup of coffee in the café. Those who like to enjoy the park for a day:
beach-hut owners, cubs, picnickers, swimmers, canoeists, wind/kite surfers, childminders, hcoec customers will find the proposed four hour maximum stay unrealistic and cumulatively costly. In addition, the impact of this proposal will be parking (by those who wish to avoid a parking charge) from march to october in the few local roads. This is a situation that already causes congestion and sometimes gridlock during the school holidays when the car-park on the park is full. I object to the proposal by the borough of poole both to charge for car parking and the proposed four hour maximum stay on hamworthy borough park – public open space

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