Im fuming, son and I went along to our local park to be told that the disabled no longer could enter free, that they had taken off the charge per car and that each individual would now have to pay £5 to enter. We drove straight through and went along to another park which for the moment is still free.
What annoys me is the fact councils now assume the disabled are able to partake and have enough money to pay the same as anyone else. I told my son to put a lead around my neck and pretend I was a dog.
I cannot understand the logic - there used to be thousands of visitors with large families and just charging say a nominal fee of £1 they would raise the funds needed for the upkeep of the park and house as visitor attractions. Instead they have brought in a private company to administer the fees. The car park we thought was slightly empty - then remembered who wants to pay £5 to walk a dog? Not only that, does it mean if your relatively ok financially you can enter, but if your living on the breadline like we are we are stopped from entering because we couldnt afford such charges, plus petrol etc.
Anyone have any thoughts on this. Wonder if all councils will follow suit.