Readers have had their say on parking prices in Romford, which one slammed as "ridiculous".

Last week, The Recorder ran a story about how much it costs to park your car in Romford using Havering Council-owned sites.

Among these were Angel Way and Como Street car parks, which look set to be sold off after council cabinet members backed plans to dispose of these "assets".

Readers have since shared their views and some have made suggestions on how to save on parking costs.

Denise Ross said: "The parking charges are ridiculous and because the council are so greedy with their fees.

"No one can afford to open up shops or market stalls."

Ian Roberts added: "Romford parking is a rip off."

But Marie Mcneilly said you could get two hours' free parking in the town centre at Sainsbury's.

"I park in the brewery car park and if you use Sainsbury's, which I always do, they stamp your ticket so you get two hours' free parking."

Hazel Arkle Gunn added: "I always park in Asda, £1.20 for two hours I think that’s good."

A Havering Council spokesperson said: "Romford is very well connected by public transport and while we know for many residents, they do rely on their cars, there are other options available.

“On parking charges, we regularly compare ourselves with other boroughs and we are similar, or sometimes less," the spokesperson added.

“While the Council does provide on-street parking spaces and council-owned car parks, there are plenty of other options including the Brewery, the Liberty and Mercury Mall, of which the Council is not responsible for the charges there.

“We know that some major out of town shopping malls often make no charge for parking, but generally charge higher retail rents and as a result, attract fewer independent traders.”