Mole Valley residents stand firm in parking fees opposition

This is Surrey Today

By Lauren Everitt

TOWNS and villages are standing united in their campaign against new charges for on-street parking.

Surrey County Council wants to introduce meters for short-term parking spaces at ten locations across Mole Valley by November.

But more than 1,800 people have already signed a county-wide petition against the plans.

District Councillor Caroline Salmon, who owns The Wow Gallery in Dorking, set up the online petition.

She said: “Anyone who doesn’t want to pay 70p or 50p per half hour for currently free one-hour parking places and who believes, like I do, that this proposal will seriously effect the vitality and viability of our towns and villages, should sign the petition as soon as possible.

“This impacts on Wow, but also in every High Street across Surrey, and it will impact negatively on trade.”

Separate petitions are also running at shops in Ashtead and Bookham.