Oxford City Council is consulting on plans to introduce parking charges at six city parks, with motorists facing charges of between 50p and £10.
But the council says people working at its depot in Marsh Road can apply for free permits to park at the Marsh Recreation Ground car park.
‘The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again…’
Saj Malik, who represents Cowley Marsh on the council, said he was “very unhappy” with the proposals.
Mr Malik said: “If the city council wants people to care about the environment and use public transport, they need to set an example – you cannot preach what you do not practise.
“If you don’t put a limit on the permits, that car park will be choc-a-bloc with council workers and there will be no space for the general public, which is totally unacceptable.”
Well, I’m sure the ‘savage cutbacks’ will soon reduce the number of council staff. Won’t they?