Look Out permits for cyclists will be scrapped: What do you think?
Published 10 Dec 2012 09:30 2 Comments
A BIKE permit scheme will be scrapped next year in the wake of controversial car parking charges at The Look Out in Bracknell.
The Crown Estate - which leases the site to Bracknell Forest Council - has confirmed the £25 annual permit to cycle or ride a horse in Swinley Forest will stop on April 1.
Chief forester John Deakin says it is mainly down to the parking fees introduced by the council at The Look Out and Coral Reef in September as part of its overall efforts to balance its budget.
The Crown Estate and the council share revenue from parking tickets sold at The Look Out.
There is more on this story in the December 6 edition of the Bracknell News, on sale now.
What do you think? Was this an inevitable more and how are you finding the new parking fees? Please add your comments below.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 10 Dec 12
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Dec 11, 07:57
Should scrape the Parking fee and fine all the illegal pavement parking in Bracknell.
Although this is good news - but just need a cycle path along the A3095 from Sandhurst so I can get there with out being flattened.
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Mar 1, 23:31
I'm not in favour of scrapping the Swinley Forest Cycling Permit scheme. I feel at £25 per annum, it represents excellent value for money when you consider the excellent facilities on offer. The £25 goes towards the upkeep the the gravelled tracks as well as providing public liability insurance. Go back to the old scheme of free parking at the Look Out car park and keep the Cycle Permit scheme going. We need to maintain the Forest for all to enjoy and those who cycle should pay for the privilege.
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