Campaigner Nathan Lee Davies, who raised a 1,300-signature petition against the imposition of parking charges on disabled people in Wrexham.

Independent-run Wrexham Borough Council has declared war on disabled people, it seems.

The council wants to take away £25,000 a year from the money disabled people in the borough need to survive – in parking charges.

Not only that, but the council is prepared to pay twice that amount to install the changes needed to impose those charges – so it would not even start to make any money for two years.

I wonder how badly the change would affect disabled people during that time? They don’t have much money to support them and even the smallest change can be disastrous. Wrexham’s MP is Labour’s Ian Lucas. Hopefully he will monitor the situation.

It seems unlikely that the so-called Independents (they’re usually closet Tories) on the council have even bothered to think about that.

A campaigner who started a petition against plans to introduce charges for disabled parking [in Wrexham] has expressed disappointment the matter will not be reconsidered.

Scrutiny committee members voted seven to five against sending proposals to bring charges for disabled parking in line with other charges at council-run car parks across the county.

The matter cannot be called in again and a statutory consultation will now be launched ahead of the implementation of the charges.

Executive board members hope to raise about £25,000 a year through disabled parking charges, though there will be an estimated cost of about £50,000 to make the changes necessary to make it viable.

The estimated £50,000 cost also covers any changes needed to introduce fees for parking at country parks across the borough.

Campaigner Nathan Lee Davies collected more than 1,300 signatures on his petition against the proposal, which he described as “absurd”.

Mr Davies said: “I am severely disappointed, but not surprised, by Wrexham Council’s latest decision.”

Source: Campaigner hits out at ‘absurd’ plan disabled parking charges in Wrexham


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