Think of all those uncollected fees

PUBLISHED: 11:20 25 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:18 02 June 2010

AFTER 14 years since the pedestrianisation of the Market Place in Wisbech, the latest news on this subject is the report on pay parking - well, 50 per cent anyway, with the remainder remaining for pedestrians. Just why motorists have been allowed to flout

AFTER 14 years since the pedestrianisation of the Market Place in Wisbech, the latest news on this subject is the report on pay parking - well, 50 per cent anyway, with the remainder remaining for pedestrians.

Just why motorists have been allowed to flout the law over the years and park illegally is something of a mystery.

With many local authorities throughout the land criticised for making a healthy profit from parking revenues, the amount of revenue which could have been realised over the years from these law flouters must be considerable.

But back to the subject. With a proposal for 28 parking bays, which would be available for the general motorist (and relevant delivery vehicles) on just four days a week, the enforcements, the issuing of penalty notices and collection of any fines imposed, seems to be rather elaborate and time-consuming, but presumably

economic.

Still it remains to be a 'done deal' and the market square as a pedestrian area, as originally envisaged way back in 1993, may be the more sensible

solution.

I look forward with interest, to any further reports on the outcome of this subject.

GEORGE SUTHERLAND

Wisbech

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