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Petition: Stop Ashton Court parking charges

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1357 signatures 1357 online signatures
Lead petitioner Hannah King
Petition target Bristol City Council
Start date Tue, 10 Jan 12
Closing date Sun, 4 Mar 12
Last signatories
  • Rachelle Fuerth
  • Simon britton
  • Matthew Annable
  • Rebecca Liebling
  • Abby Moule
  • Margaret Dodge
  • Patricia Warn
  • Richard Lane
  • Amelia Collins
  • Warwick Moreton
Signature information

To stop the proposed parking charges at the Ashton Court estate.

Background information

Plans to charge for parking at a historic attraction near Bristol have been described as a ”tax on health”. Thousands of people every week visit the Ashton Court Estate, which boasts a stately home and acres of parkland. Liberal Democrat-controlled Bristol City Council is looking to charge £1 per car as part of measures to balance its budget. People will opt to park for free in local residential streets in Long Ashton and Leigh Woods to avoid the parking charges. Nigel Moorcroft, chairman of Long Ashton Parish Council, has said: “We are against the whole ethos of car parking in Ashton Court. The estate is for the benefit of the whole community and therefore the idea of introducing car-parking charges flies in the face of this principle.”

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