Parking charges prove dispiriting

First published in Letters

Sir, My daughter is fortunate to have a Saturday job in Abingdon and is trying hard to save money for when she goes to university in the autumn.

How dispiriting it is then to discover that parking charges have gone up again and she is now having to use the best part of 12 per cent of her wages to pay for parking.

Public transport is not an option as the buses don’t run at the end of her working day.

She is unable to make use of the free two-hour period and has to buy a ticket covering the full period that she needs to park. Why can’t the first two hours be free and it then be possible to pay for further top-up hours?

This must surely affect a vast number of workers in the town. Come on, council, think creatively, work with employers in the town to perhaps offer discounted parking?

Dawn Wedge Burcot

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