Bury St Edmunds leaders pledge review of car parking charge increases

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CAR parking charge increases have been passed by St Edmundsbury Borough Council however at the last minute council leaders made a promise to review their impact after two months.

The 2012/13 budget, which includes a 10 per cent increase in car parking charges in Bury St Edmunds, has been approved by the council despite the presentation of a 3078 signature petition against the rises.

However council leader John Griffiths has promised concerned business leaders that the increased charges will be reviewed in June or July 2012.

Cllr Griffiths said: “We are always happy to review things and given all the concerns we have heard we are more than happy to do this.

“We will review parking charges in Bury St Edmunds and throughout the borough with residents and businesses to make sure we have got things right.”

The increases which will raise an extra £150,000 in the next year will come into effect on April 1.