Tories on two local councils have made it more difficult for Fareham residents to obtain yellow line parking restrictions despite Lib Dem protests.
Hampshire County Council decided to cut its funding for the work by 60%. So Fareham Council, which did the work under contract, would have to pay more than £59,000 a year, instead of £6,000.
When Fareham’s ruling Conservative executive therefore decided to end the service, Liberal Democrats insisted the decision be examined by the council’s Scrutiny bBoard, rather than just rubber-stamped.
Lib Dem Councillor Maryam Brady told the Scrutiny Board meeting: “If we scrap this contract, I’ll have to send residents to our MP to solve our road issues.”
But with a strong Tory majority on the panel, The vote was six to two to go ahead with the termination of the contract.