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A council in the West Midlands is tackling the growing problem of cars parked illegally outside schools during pick up and drop off times.
Parking restrictions in Nottingham are changing again from today, after a campaign by businesses and residents to relax the rules.
There's anger tonight after it emerged that patients with chronic conditions could be paying more for parking after a Midlands hospital lifted a one hundred and fifty pound cap on charges for frequent visitors.
Patients and campaigners say it's unacceptable that the most vulnerable are being targeted once again but hospital bosses have defended their decision blaming the tough financial climate. Michael Sibert has the story.
The Patients Association say hospital parking charges hit the elderly hardest.
– Katherine Murphy, Chief Executive of The Patients Association
Charges hit patients hard – particularly elderly people or those who are vulnerable and unable to use public transport. Also affected will be those with chronic conditions that mean they go to hospital regularly. It’s the last thing patients, relatives and carers need.
The Coventry North East MP Bob Ainsworth has said the removal of the cap on parking charges at Coventry University Hospital is unacceptable. He says the Chairman of the hospital has agreed to meet him next week to discuss it and he hopes that the cap will be reinstated.
Patients with chronic conditions could be paying more for parking after Coventry University Hospital lifted the £150 a year cap on charges.
Rob Oxley from the Tax Payers Alliance says it is a 'tax on the sick.'
The Pallasades car park will close today as part of a multi-million pound redevelopment of Birmingham New Street. It'll be demolished and a new one will open in 2014. The car park closes at 7pm this evening.
Nottingham city council says it will not raise as much money as it had hoped from the workplace parking levy in its first year.
The charge means businesses with more than 10 parking spaces will have to pay £288 a year for each space from Sunday.
The authority says it will pay for better public transport including new tram routes and will reduce congestion.