Charges at Royal Parks are not automatically ‘green’
As opposition to proposed parking charges in some of London’s Royal Parks grows,
I had promised Royal Parks that I would clean away the litter but there was none. Not even a chewing gum wrapper was left after more than 1,000 people flocked to Richmond Park last month to protest against plans to introduce car parking charges. But the politeness masked a real anger.
A few people, including the minister responsible for Royal Parks, Margaret Hodge, have dismissed the protests on the basis that Richmond and Kingston are affluent, and that its residents can afford the charges. Of...