How can Sandwell Council believe people are so naive as to believe the reason for selling the car parks in Cradley Heath is due to under use. I go to Cradley Heath every Friday and until charges were introduced, you were lucky if you could get a car parking space. Now the car parks are empty except for half a dozen non paying disabled spaces. The council tried to make money by introducing charges, employed car park attendants, resurfaced the car parks and installed payment machines. What happened was then no one used them and now they say it is due to under use. Where are the people going? They are either on street parking or just not using Cradley Heath. Stop the charges and the car parks will be full once more. They couldn't make money one way so they are selling the car parks instead. Come on credit us with a bit of intelligence!

Based on information supplied by margaret Galligan.