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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Maidenhead’s Parking improves

Posted by davidburbage on September 26, 2008

Cabinet noted the changes we’ve put into Maidenhead’s Nicholsons multi storey yesterday, allowing up to 4 hours for £2 – a fantastic deal which makes it easy to pay, a long time to stay, and hopefully will fix a lot of the current complaints about “pay and display”.

Our friendly Libdems claimed that we should have done consultation before deciding on Pay and Display, conveniently ignoring the fact that they’d budgeted and ordered the machines (without consultation) prior to the May 2007 election. We’re now fixing the problem as best we can; given the proposed redevelopment on the Queen St/Broadway/KingSt triangle it may be that a new car park somewhere in that can fix the problem properly. A review will outline the possibilities for changes in the interim, for a number of car parks.

(Time is one of the problems that the Lead petitioner noted – unfortunately if you research and consult on a solution, it takes a while, whereas if you just react with quick solutions it may end up wrong and then you are accused of not asking people before you got it wrong!)

I must give credit to the Maidenhead Chamber who proposed the basis of the idea for the “shoppers rate”, through the Maidenhead Town Partnership.

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