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    According to the council, every penny of profit goes to pay for bus passes. If they didn't get the parking money, the old folk would have pay bus fares
    In which case they are lying. The previously reported figures (I've not seen these latest ones yet) showed the council raking in over £16m of which around £11m was used to pay for bus passes. Also it would be the council taxpayer that picks up the tab for the passes as the council has no choice but to provide them. The council still made a decent profit though clearly showing that park permits and charges are too high.

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      Are you sure as I am sure they said £1.2m net profit but may have misheard it. Also isnt the bus passes paid for by the County council rather than Brighton council as mine is issued by applying to Mid Sussex but bears the signage of West Sussex County Council to whom application is made for a replacement for loss etc.
      That's because you live in West Sussex and not B&H !
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      Parking charges in Brighton are mindblowing.A night out parking in Churchill Square usually cost's me £15 for a few hours if I stay past midnight.If I wanted to stay all night at my g/fs then it would be around £25.Ridiculous.
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      Are you sure as I am sure they said £1.2m net profit but may have misheard it. Also isnt the bus passes paid for by the County council rather than Brighton council as mine is issued by applying to Mid Sussex but bears the signage of West Sussex County Council to whom application is made for a replacement for loss etc.
      Yep I'm sure....

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      Quote Originally Posted by Westdene Seagull View Post
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      That's because you live in West Sussex and not B&H !
      My query is why do B & H City Council pay for the bus passes and not East Sussex CC?
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      Local authorities are required by law to keep a 'parking account' where every penny that they collect in parking income (p&d & pcn & permits + bus lane emforcement etc.) Has to be spent on something transport related - from bus passes to improvements in transport, sustainable transport (cycle lanes, cyvle training, indpendent travel training) etc. Etc.). & they are not allowed to raise fees to make a profit / pay for ther services

      So the common misconception that the parking motorist is a huge cash cow is largely ill informed bollax.

      Yes the motorist pays for a lot of services - but not the ones that need the money (services for elderly, looked after children, special needs & housing). Central government have made it illegal to spend parking money on those service areas.
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      My query is why do B & H City Council pay for the bus passes and not East Sussex CC?
      Because they are a Unitary Authority.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Westdene Seagull View Post
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      In which case they are lying. The previously reported figures (I've not seen these latest ones yet) showed the council raking in over £16m of which around £11m was used to pay for bus passes. Also it would be the council taxpayer that picks up the tab for the passes as the council has no choice but to provide them. The council still made a decent profit though clearly showing that park permits and charges are too high.

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      See my previous comment
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      Quote Originally Posted by Goberpiles View Post
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      The joke is if that was outsourced to NCP and they were making 20m profit a year their would be uproar! Excessive profit, and they could half the price and still pocket 10m
      I think your sums need a little work.
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