It’s our right to park

WE read again on Page 9, Herald, January 23, of a councillor asking: ‘Why should they (residents) pay for a permit to ‘park’ outside their house?’

Is he not overlooking that so many of those who complain are vehicle users who store their vehicles on the highway?

Therefore the fee only offsets the council tax that residents with private off-street parking pay as it is part of the valuation for calculation of council tax.

Surely every motor vehicle excise duty payer has a right to park anywhere parking is not prohibited by law for a reason of road safety or to ensure thoroughfare or access.

Try to be fair to all residents please councillor.

NORMAN BATEMAN,

by email