Labour controlled Ipswich Borough Council have just announced an 8.3% increase in short-stay car parking charges across the town. This is in addition to the massive rise last year. Since 2017 Labour have increased the charges by a mouth-watering 30%, over 7 times the rate of inflation.
The Town Centre is already suffering and Labour’s policy will do nothing to help.
Conservative Councillors want to see two-tier parking charges split between residents & non-residents. The cost would be neutral as one would pay for the other. We are also considering a scheme to encourage shoppers to use one of Ipswich’s many superb independent shops by offering a refund of parking charges when making a purchase.
Ipswich Conservatives believe that a new approach is needed. The tired old-fashioned policies of the Labour group are driving Ipswich to a standstill.
The hard pressed tax-payers of Ipswich deserve a better deal.