Provide Missing Covid Funds and Keep Short-Stay Parking Free in Oadby & Wigston

Parking signSign petition to the Conservative MP and his Government for the "missing millions."

The Conservatives promised to do "whatever is necessary" to help councils meet their Covid costs. In fact the government are keeping nearly a third of the money owed to Oadby and Wigston - money which would allow Liberal Democrat councillors to keep short stay parking free.

Conservative councillors have backed the charging plans at recent council meetings and have actively suggested car park charges over the years.

Most councils are in similar position to Oadby and Wigston. We've seen a fall of over £1.8 million* in the budget here over the last 12 years and simply can't fill this funding gap from reserves. The last year has been a once-in-a-lifetime event and only the government has the financial resources to help councils keep local services up to scratch.

The Conservatives wasted £37 billion on a track and trace system that doesn't work and more on dodgy contracts for PPE that often failed to deliver. And yet they can't find the £150,000 owed to Oadby and Wigston that would keep our short-stay car parking free.

Please sign the petition calling on the Conservative MP here and his Government to find the "missing millions" so Oadby and Wigston can keep short-stay parking free and safeguard key services.

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