Row over plan for prom parking fees

By Alex Jones in Politics

GWYNEDD Council has been lambasted over its plans to charge for parking along Tywyn’s promenade.

The town council has vehemently opposed the plans, saying the land was gifted to the community for ‘the good of the town’ by industrialist and benefactor John Corbett in 1889.

Cllr John Pughe, who has campaigned fiercely against the “illegal” plans, remains outraged.

Speaking at a town council meeting he said: “Gwynedd Council is going to enforce charging on the promenade? Well I wanted it minuted that I believe they have not shown due diligence.

“We have told them time and time again that the land belongs to us and let them know that the relevant paperwork is with

the Charity Commission which proves just that.”

Other councillors agreed, with Cllr Mike Stevens saying it’s one of the few places in the county where people can park for free, and Gwynedd Council is “pushing its luck”.

A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said it was “not aware” of any legal restrictions but would consider any new evidence presented.

Read the full story in this week’s Meirionnydd edition of the Cambrian News, in shops now or available by clicking on the digital editions link above

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