Re: Turn off your engine
Originally Posted by marmaduke
Why go into a town centre ? Unless you need to visit a charity or coffee shop there is nothing to see since stores have closed due to parking /congestion charges and online sites .... then of course there’s the actual cars themselves and the government killed car industry dead when it announced diesels may be charged in cities ( bye bye LANDROVER sales ) ... sadly cities and indeed the country is run by people who tell us they know better yet time after time are proven to be inadequate idiots
Yes indeed. We have driven to places worth visiting only to find nowhere to park. 'Car park full' notices or, if no notices, either queues or drive around the car park to find no spaces.
We tend to just leave the place and go somewhere else.
The only towns we visit these days are to look at interesting places, certainly not for shopping. Shopping takes place in out-of-town supermarkets (with free parking) or our local 'village' within walking distance.
As you say, many town centres are becoming ghost towns now, thanks to councils.
Their money-making schemes won't last for ever, though, as people will just not bother to go there. The councils who will succeed are those who have the foresight to provide convenient car parking.