Free off street parking
Our Local Council South Hams have now decided to take away from those with tax exempt discs their entitlement to free parking on the grounds that they can now no longer police who is exempt and who is not.
I wrote to our local MP about it Gary Street and this was his response
Dear Mr and Mrs Short,
'Thank you for your email.
I must confess that I have never really understood why disabled people get free parking because their financial circumstances should be taken care of in the level of benefit support they receive. I think the removal of this anomaly does level the playing field for all drivers, and I am sorry that it is causing you such concern. This seems to me to make parking fairer for everybody.
Gary Streeter, Conservative'