I had second thoughts about posting on this question of parking fees so here is the sanitised version.
There is no opposition to the party in power; either from within or from other parties, vocal, written or otherwise.
Funding was withdrawn from all the Town Centre Management Boards accross the District in 2009. This left a vacuum for the voice of local traders, even if in some towns they couldn't always all agree on the same thing. I do know that in Hertford we were severely chastised for questioning the parking policy then in force.
I think Doris Paddick was the last 'active' member of the Hertford Chamber of Commerce before it was swallowed up within the Hertfordshire C of C which itself became an advisory and guidance body.
I just looked up this constituency and found that it is the 70th safest Tory seat. I thought it was better than that but never mind I doubt if Mark Prisk will be having any sleepless nights before Thursday.
If District return 50 Tories, Town 15 Tories and there is no real threat in the General Election then all I can conclude is that everyone is content with things as they are in East Herts Land. I am myself a founding member of the Let's Be Happy Party as many local publicans will testify.