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Most councils help traders
2:26pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in Letters
COUNCILLOR Linda Dirir has responded to what Warrington Borough Council has called ‘a vocal minority of critics of the borough parking strategy’.
Of course she is correct – traders north of the ship canal are not affected so they would have no need to complain and quite obviously 80 traders in Stockton Heath are in a minority in the borough as a whole.
She conveniently overlooks the fact that they represent 100 per cent of the traders that signed a letter requesting a meeting with the council. So far the council has refused to meet with representatives from Stockton Heath traders. In order to avoid misunderstandings and the convenient manipulation of facts and figures could I, through your pages, extend an invitation to council members to meet with traders and review the impact of the parking strategy as it affects all of us – residents and traders south of the Manchester Ship Canal.
Warrington Borough Council must be very much in a minority in imposing ever increasing parking charges on local shoppers – most, if not all, other authorities are trying to help the high street, not constrain it.
Paul McIntyre Independent local trader Etc and Baby Etc Stockton Heath
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