Letter: Parking - Parking policy not joined up

Parking ticket machine. (1306044AM1)
Parking ticket machine. (1306044AM1)

In your article on Sunday and evening parking charges (Advertiser, February 11) Coun Mackenzie, North Yorkshire’s executive member for transport, says: “Good parking policy states that drivers wanting to park for long periods should be encouraged to use off-street car parks.”

I don’t disagree with Coun Mackenzie but how does he reconcile this with the decision of Harrogate Borough Council (of which he is also a member) to close the Jubilee multi-storey car park early on several evenings a week?

This means that people wanting to access the Oxford Street end of town have no option but to park on-street unless they want their vehicle to get locked in the multi-storey at 10pm.

Geoff Webber

Burnside Drive,

Harrogate