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Objections Wednesday to the motorcycle parking tax – 1st July 2009

June 18, 2009

1st JULY 2009 is a day where motorcyclists and their supporters will be objecting en masse to the motorbike & scooter parking tax in Westminster. The demonstration will start in Golden Square, London W1 where protestors will gather between 5.45pm and 6.20pm and ride en masse to Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1 to hand in their objection to the council, one by one… yes one by one and demand a proof of receipt for EACH objection handed in.

This is one of the few occasions when anybody truly against this stealth tax can have their say, and have that opinion officially noted.

Further details of the mega objection demonstration are available here.

The campaign committee has kindly prepared a form to make the task easier. Simply download the form, print it off, complete it, make one photocopy and take both pieces of paper with you to the demo. Hand in the original to the council on the day and get the photocopy stamped as proof of receipt. Don’t hesitate to get as many people as you can to complete and sign the form! Of course, if you prefer to write your own objection, please feel free to do so, but please make sure that you clearly state in your objection that you are opposed to the motorcycle parking charge scheme going permanent and include your reason(s).

The campaign needs THOUSANDS of people outside Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1 from 7pm on Wednesday 1st July 2009 to show Westminster Council that their bike parking tax is not wanted. If you are not a motorcyclist and are opposed to charging bikes to park, please feel free to join in as we will all be on foot outside Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London SW1 from 7pm.

In Autumn 2008, Westminster City Council introduced, on an experimental basis, the most toxic piece of anti-bike legislation, that is charging for on-street motorcycle parking. Westminster’s clear intention is to actively encourage any other borough in the UK to join them and stealth tax motorcyclists for parking. WE MUST STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THIS TAX SPREADS ALL OVER THE UK AND DISCOURAGES CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY TO USE A LESS CONGESTANT AND POLLUTANT FORM OF TRANSPORT WHICH IS THE SOLUTION TO ROAD CONGESTION AND REDUCED AIR POLLUTION.

For those of you who are not based in the London region but who, like ourselves, fear that if Westminster City Council get away with this bike parking tax, it will spread all over the country before you even notice it, you can object by e-mail before 2nd July 2009 to TMO5303@westonejv.co.uk quoting reference 5303/ALJ. You must say in your e-mail that you object to the motorcycle parking scheme becoming permanent and state your reasons. You might as well copy in your objection the Conservative Councillor (Danny Chalkley) who introduced this ridiculous and non-sense bike parking tax dchalkley@westminster.gov.uk

Thanks all for your support and hope to see you on 1st July 2009 for a MEGA DEMO against the Westminster motorbike/scooter parking tax. Remember, this is the thin end of the wedge, WESTMINSTER NOW, YOUR COUNCIL NEXT UNLESS WE KILL THIS STEALTH TAX IMMEDIATELY.

By the way, there will be a few French speakers there!

1er Juillet 2009 – Assistez a la manifestation pour protester contre le stationnement payant des deux-roues a Westminster. Pour plus d’informations, consultez www.notobikeparkingfees.com

 

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