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Topic: Paperless Parking Enforcement
Posted by: Francis Rowe
Date/Time: 02/06/15 11:36:00

Looking at the timing of this I don't think this has anything to do with raising revenue or aggressive secularists at Ealing Council wishing to squeeze out religious organisations.

There is no subsidy for the buddhists or anyone else - they do pay a discounted rate but given that they are likely to use the spaces less regularly than a resident the rate they pay seems to be about right. Another poster said earlier that there were 600 of these permits in the borough. A report that I found from 2010 stated that there were 1,000 - which represented a 30,000 annual income for the Council.

Ending these permits doesn't make much sense but, like many things in local government there probably is a perverse logic to doing so. The ending of permits for religious groups came at the same time as the switch to electronic residents permits. It could be that the Council simply forgot to incorporate the religious permits in the new system or when they were quoted a figure for the new design they decided it was too expensive to have this feature.

Either way it is probably now very difficult for the Council to back down because the new system is already in place and it would be costly to change. It is a long shot but perhaps the Buddhists can argue that the policy is discriminatory because most other religions have the greatest need for parking primarily at the weekend. The danger with that is that the Council could respond by extending CPZ restrictions to Saturdays and Sundays.

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Chiswick Buddhists31/05/15 20:37:00 Stewart Jones
   Re:Chiswick Buddhists31/05/15 20:41:00 Gordon McDonald
   Re:Chiswick Buddhists31/05/15 20:42:00 Nigel Brooks
      Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists31/05/15 23:59:00 Dan Evans
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 09:13:00 Loraine Pemberton
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 09:29:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 09:58:00 Paul Pryce
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 10:01:00 Will Watson
   Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 10:08:00 Paula Gjesdal
      Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 10:19:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 10:25:00 Paula Gjesdal
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 11:33:00 Nigel Brooks
   Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 15:19:00 Pat Smith
      Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 15:50:00 Will Watson
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 16:15:00 bobby osborne
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 16:35:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 16:43:00 Will Watson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 17:00:00 Loraine Pemberton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 17:05:00 Will Watson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 17:10:00 Loraine Pemberton
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 17:15:00 Will Watson
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 17:24:00 Loraine Pemberton
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 17:47:00 Will Watson
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 18:02:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 18:04:00 Will Watson
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 18:17:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 18:33:00 Will Watson
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 17:52:00 Andrew OSullivan
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 18:18:00 Loraine Pemberton
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 19:23:00 Georgina Flint
      Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 19:47:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 19:55:00 Georgina Flint
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 20:31:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 20:35:00 Loraine Pemberton
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 20:55:00 Nigel Brooks
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 21:13:00 Loraine Pemberton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 22:37:00 Carl Wynne
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists01/06/15 23:34:00 Loraine Pemberton
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists02/06/15 00:00:00 Ben Gemmingen
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists02/06/15 09:25:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists02/06/15 09:32:00 Loraine Pemberton
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists02/06/15 02:28:00 Georgina Flint
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Chiswick Buddhists02/06/15 10:25:00 Loraine Pemberton
   Paperless Parking Enforcement02/06/15 11:36:00 Francis Rowe
      Re:Paperless Parking Enforcement02/06/15 12:17:00 Nigel Brooks
      Re:Paperless Parking Enforcement02/06/15 12:18:00 Pat Smith

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