Richmond Park - Mass Rally To Oppose Introduction of Car Parking Charges

Pembroke Lodge at 10:30am on Saturday, January 30th 2010

I am organising a mass rally for local people to demonstrate their opposition to the proposed introduction of car parking charges in Richmond Park.

I have teamed up with Putney MP, Justine Greening, Deborah Thomas, PPC for Twickenham and Helen Whately, PPC for Kingston, who will all take part.

The Parks offer a rare opportunity for people to escape the hustle and bustle. If people are charged for parking there, I believe that will change forever. 

Despite having collected thousands of signatures, and despite an in-house consultation that revealed widespread hostility to the plans, we clearly still need to pile on the pressure.

The decision now rests with the new Minister for Royal Parks, Margaret Hodge, and I have urged her to reject the proposal. Together we can send her a powerful message.

Zac Goldsmith

December 21, 2009