‘Scrap the bike hike’ – opposition councillors have called for the scrapping of the £1-a-day motorcycle parking charge

Friday, 26th February 2010

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Published: 26 February 2010
by JAMIE WELHAM

OPPOSITION councillors have called for the scrapping of the £1-a-day bike parking charge, after figures revealed City Hall was due to make a loss of nearly £500,000.

Documents received by Labour councillors show projected income at £2,022,594 but expenditure is predicted to be £2,453,094.

Labour group leader Paul Dimoldenberg said: “These figures show beyond doubt that not only are Westminster’s motorbike charges unpopular, controversial and divisive, but they are also a financial disaster. 

“The £430,000 could be much better spent on services for people in need.”

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