Parking row rages on amid fears over cost

Protesters L-R Jane Keenan (Station Rd), Dave Carter (George St), Sue Carter (George St), Charlie Hussey (Ellesmere Rd), Paul Phillips (George St).
Protesters L-R Jane Keenan (Station Rd), Dave Carter (George St), Sue Carter (George St), Charlie Hussey (Ellesmere Rd), Paul Phillips (George St).

ABOUT 100 protesters revolted against a plan to draw up town-wide parking permits during a meeting of the scheme’s leaders.

So many of them turned up that Berkhamsted Town Council’s transport and environment committee on Monday had to move into a larger room.

At one stage, Nigel Granger, landlord of The Rising Sun in George Street, Berkhamsted, stormed out after being reprimanded for complaining too much.

He had previously said to the politicians: “This scheme is absolute and utter madness. You should be ashamed of yourselves.”

Read the full story in this week’s Berkhamsted & Tring Gazette, out tomorrow.