Earlier this week, Waverley Borough Council issued a number of cars with parking fines for parking in excess of four hours on the shorter stay side of the Weyhill Car Park. This is not something it has been in the habit of doing and took many by surprise. Many shop workers were affected.
Haslemere Town Councillors discussed the matter with Waverley who have responded most positively with the following statement:
“We decided to enforce at Wey Hill Car Park, following a number of complaints involving commuters taking up shopper spaces and filling the car park. The decision to enforce was made in the interest of traders and local businesses, to free up spaces for their customers.
“However, the council has not enforced at Wey Hill Car Park for a number of years and it recognises it would have been better to give some prior warning before taking any enforcement action.
“On this occasion, Waverley Borough Council will cancel any tickets received by traders if they contact the council’s parking team on 01483 523408.
“We also remind traders and other motorists there is a long stay section in the car park, which is free to use all day.”
Please take action accordingly if you were affected.
UPDATE 2nd FEB. No further enforcement action to be taken on the shoppers section of this car park until further consultation has taken place with Haslemere Town Council, Waverley Councillors and others.