Earlier this week, Wey Hill businesses in Haslemere were dismayed to be issued with parking tickets for parking in the Wey Hill fairground car park.
Here is a statement from Waverley Borough Council:
Waverley press release below:
We have issued a statement to the media as follows:
“We decided to enforce at Wey Hill Car Park, following a number of complaints involving commuters taking up shopper spaces and filling the car park. The decision to enforce was made in the interest of traders and local businesses, to free up spaces for their customers.
“However, the council has not enforced at Wey Hill Car Park for a number of years and it recognises it would have been better to give some prior warning before taking any enforcement action.
“On this occasion, Waverley Borough Council will cancel any tickets received by traders if they contact the council’s parking team on 01483 523408.
“We also remind traders and other motorists there is a long stay section in the car park, which is free to use all day.”
We have stopped enforcing any parking restrictions at the car park and I recognise the strength of feeling among local residents and business people.
Godalming Central & Ockford
Portfolio Holder for the Environment
Waverley Borough Council