The Council was adamant that the expected £6,000 per annum income earned from these parking charges was vital to their budget.
Apparently a detailed cost benefit analysis was undertaken. The Council’s latest budget cuts are to all public toilets in the area, City Park excluded. A lack of toilets at St Ives is hardly going to keep the visitors there all day.
I wonder if their cost benefit analysis factored in the resulting fall in car parking revenue. Just one of many ill-conceived ideas.