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Spud

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Congestion Charge For Birmingham
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:49:09 AM »
I've just had the local newspaper issued by The local Conservative Councillor it makes quite interesting [if that's the word]. It would seem that our Labour Council Council are considering the introduction of a 'Congestion' charge for the city centre. It is estimated that it will cost 2700 per year for people who have to drive to work in Birmingham.
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Re: Congestion Charge For Birmingham
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 11:05:59 AM »
More people means more houses and more cars and lorries coming to towns and cities. I have noticed it down here where I live in 1984 it was still a quite country town on the coast. But since everyone as become to living the millionaire life style our once no traffic lights in the town. The town is now having it's fourth set of traffic lights installed.      :(
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 09:53:00 PM »
Same here frederick, I was commenting the other day about traffic out in the sticks. Busy traffic was the last two weeks in July and first Two weeks in August. It is now constant. Then of course there are the '50 something' bikers every weekend ( I'm so envious of them really) wish I could join them!


What I do have difficulty seeing is if Public Transport is so good, why sit in traffic? Where do you park?

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Re: Congestion Charge For Birmingham
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 11:01:18 PM »
my nearest bus in the number three that goes in to stourport and on to kiddy its about a 20 minuet serves the only problem is the bus stop is about a mile away form where I live and yes we get bikers loads of them at weekends  but putting Congestion Charge For Birmingham good or bad not sure
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 11:13:37 PM »
Roy the bikers are probably passing my place about 30 minutes after your place. And boy do they go. The acceleration is incredible.

Edmund Fifield

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 11:34:18 PM »
This charge is all about raising money to fill the pockets the council Leaders

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 11:48:19 PM »
Edmund, you're right, that's the bottom line  O0

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Re: Congestion Charge For Birmingham
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 03:22:18 PM »
With people now living the millionaire life style and being able to afford cars motor bikes holidays abroad. If I was asked what would you do......I would say the same as you they can afford it have the money off them put the rates up make them pay for parking and fine as many as we can. . We can't have it all our own way.     :(
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