Part of the Royal Borough's cost saving budget for 2020/21 includes the removal of Advantage Card discounts for residents. We have recently been carrying out enter and view visits to GP surgeries across the borough talking to residents.
Residents have reported that often parking can be an issue. Some of the surgeries do not have any parking and those that do can often be full, in these instances residents need to use nearby public car parks and where possible on street parking (if no restrictions).
The removal of the parking discounts will likely result in a negative impact which could create a barrier to accessing primary care.
If you wish to object to the removal of the discounts, a resident has started a petition that can be signed at; https://petitions.rbwm.gov.uk/Parking-subsidy/