Last week we found out that the council was increasing car parking charges from 20p for 2 hours to £1 for an hour or £1.50 for 2, and the Internet went crazy.
— David B (@daveone) April 7, 2015
@LBofHaveri @HornchurchLife Hornchurch will die! What’s your answer. Higher shop rates? KEEP THE HIGH STREET ALIVE!!! Encourage shoppers.
— Penny Bolton (@minnietiney) April 7, 2015
Now a petition has been started on change.org against these increases. This was begun by someone called Barry Major, he says:
This will kill off our high street shops and small businesses. 8 have a small local business and they are so crucial for every community.
You can find this petition on the website here