LibDem-run Thornbury Town Council has refused to work with South Glos Council after the owners refused to renew the existing 42 year lease.
The car park is owned by NatWest bank – part of the RBS banking group that us taxpayers had to bail-out – and provides around a third of all short stay spaces available in the town centre – which are free, thanks to a previous campaign by Thornbury Conservatives.
But the town council wouldn’t give a penny to the cause even though it’s awash with cash through having one of the highest parish council tax rates in the county.
The car park campaign is being coordinated by Thornbury area councillor, Matthew Riddle. He said: “It’s incredibly disappointing that the LibDems on Thornbury Town Council refused to work with us and South Gloucestershire Council to secure the car park’s future.
We now need to examine how we can find additional spaces elsewhere in the town centre.”