Last week Suella Braverman took a stand for Fareham’s High Street, local independent shops, and local businesses. On Thursday 25th November Suella formally objected to Hampshire County Council’s Traffic Order Proposal. In this proposal HCC have planned to implement a charge for parking that will impact the local community for the worse.
Suella’s objection letter made it clear that she opposed this proposal. Suella justified her response by saying that this proposal will deter customers and reduce footfall in Fareham. Suella was adamant that Hampshire County Council, along with everyone else, should be working to support local businesses as they recover and build back from the pandemic. Suella was clear that the resulting loss in footfall from this proposal will be detrimental for small business owners and the many employees who work for them.
Suella also pointed out that the addition of parking metres would be unsightly and fuel the issues caused by illegal parking that could stem from this proposal. Suella has yet to receive a specific response on her objection letter to Hampshire County Council’s Traffic Order Proposal.
Commenting Suella Said
“Our high streets need supporting more than ever right now. As the local economy continues to recover from the pandemic it is vital that we work to support local businesses. This proposal will do the opposite.”