PARKING: Sure it’s not about revenue raising?

It was gratifying to read that a North Tyneside Council spokesperson proudly proclaimed: “Our parking charges are about managing traffic and are not revenue raising”, (News Guardian, December 17).

This assertion seemed too be too good to be true, and seemed to be proven, so when I noted, hidden away on page 48, a council notice about increasing Foreshore parking permits’ annual fee from £50 to an eye-watering £250.

Perhaps this council spokesman may wish to explain.

Dave Branthwaite

North Shields