Sign the petition against blue badge parking charges at Kingston Hospital
Local Conservative Councillors have asked Kingston Hospital to rethink their plans to introduce parking charges for blue badge holders which if introduced would come into force as early as the middle of January.
Kingston Hospital Trust had only notified local stakeholders on Friday 5 January of plans to introduce parking charges for blue badge holder on 22 January 2018. The introduction of these new charges will exacerbate the current issue of blue badge parking on streets outside the hospital. Galsworthy Road is already a busy thoroughfare for cars, busses and ambulances and already parking is holding up the flow of traffic. There has been no consultation of these plans and just over two weeks notice is insufficient.
Local residents have already complained to Ward Councillors about parking issues around the hospital and this matter was discussed at the December Health Overview Panel with the CEO of Kingston Hospital.
Cllr Rowena Bass, Ward Councillor for Coombe Hill and Chair of Health Overview Panel said:
I am surprised to hear of Kingston Hospital's plans to charge disabled driver to park on site. My main concern is the effect that increased parked cars on Galsworthy will obstruct traffic and caused road safety issues. I strongly urge Kingston Hospital Trust to reconsider and drop these plan to charge for disabled drivers.
Please sign our petition requesting Kingston Hospital to reconsider and drop these proposals by clicking on the link below: