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Parking fees earn council £121,000
Parking fees in Keighley brought in £121,000 for Bradford Council last year, it has been revealed.
Figures have been released as part of a national chart of local authorities by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
Worth Valley councillor Glen Miller, leader of the Tory group on the council, said on-street parking charges in Bradford would be abolished if his party was returned to power at City Hall.
He said: “On-street parking charges are just another way to make money from this district’s residents to off-set poor financial management. Parking charges don’t help the economy, they don’t encourage people to come into our centre or towns to shop. That’s why it would be part of our manifesto to make it free.”
Council leader David Green (Lab) said it was only Bradford city centre where on-street charges applied.
Bradford Council’s parking services would not comment until it could establish how the IAM had formulated its figures.