Should there be a fee for vehicles at Nest yet?
Context - How the conversation started and where it has got to
This conversation was initiated by Simon 'Cheese'. Initial comment posted at the bottom of this Context. Anyone can edit this Context to keep it up to date.
Simon raised a concern about the fact that the core team have been discussing the implementation of a new vehicle pass charge of £10.
Several community members raised concerns around this, particularly considering those who are on a low income, have accessibility requirements or are bringing art/camps, etc.
Siren responded on behalf of the Core Team to outline that the new vehicle pass was proposed to reduce the number of cars on site, increase car sharing and reduce environmental impact, increase funding for art grants and to ensure we have a buffer for next year's event which may be larger than this year's.
Responses to this include suggestions that if there is financial requirement, that this should be attained through higher ticket prices overall and that any vehicle pass charge should have been made clear at the point of ticket sales.
At this point, proposals have been raised to implement the charge, but to exempt those with low income tickets, those with accessibility requirements and those bringing art/theme-camps.
The current plan is to continue the conversation here on Loomio and make a decision at the community meeting this Sunday.
Simon's Initial Comment
OK, so let's try out Loomio for something....
Last year we didn't have any charges for vehicles at Nest. My understanding is that the Core team would like to introduce a charge for vehicles this year.
My question is, to what end? If it's to reduce the number of vehicles (in the way BM's vehicle pass fee is) then I don't think that's particularly relevant (yet) for Nest as we don't have too many vehicles for the space or an Exodus issue.
The attendee numbers and site/size is the same as last year. I know we did back in Wales but there was much more limited parking there. And the train station was a LOT closer - public transport to the Nest site involves quite a taxi ride.
I'm not sure what any money taken for vehicles would be used for.
What does everyone else think?