Does Southend need more parking?
Proposed changes are causing friction between traders and the council.
Businesses on the seafront say losing spaces will hit tourism, as visitors opt for towns such as Colchester instead of hunting for a space in Southend.
However, the Borough Council says there are other areas to look at, such as being able to drop parking charges on the day to encourage a park and walk idea in certain areas of town.
The authority also wants to build a new car park in Victoria Avenue.
The issue’s due to be discussed at a meeting on Thursday.
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