Residents paying for lack of vision

Parked cars on Godfrey Road, Halifax, close to Calderdale Royal Hospital . Picture: Google Maps
Parked cars on Godfrey Road, Halifax, close to Calderdale Royal Hospital . Picture: Google Maps

I have just received a letter from Calderdale Council concerning ‘New Resident Permit Zones’.
Quote : ‘We have worked closely with residents in Skircoat’.
We received a questionnaire last year, which we returned, but apparently not all residents received one.
A meeting was held later in the year in the local church hall. The council then stated they would look again at the proposals. Since then we have heard nothing.
Council workers have already put the signs up.
Quote: ‘The £25 charge is an administration charge, and not a parking charge’. If this is correct, then the permit should have no date on and be open ended and not have to be renewed every year.
Having to renew the permit every year is typical of Calderdale Council’s sneaky way of getting more money from parking issues. I won’t be holding my breath and hope they have a change of heart because it just won’t happen, will it? 
We residents are having to pay for the council’s lack of foresight when they built the hospital, i.e. not providing enough parking spaces.

Mrs P Kikuts

Green Park Road

Skircoat Green