A petition was started last week to protest the rise in car parking fees by 150 percent following a Conservative cabinet vote at Poole council.
The campaign, which already has more than 900 signatures, was initiated by Liberal Democrat councillors, Mike Brooke and Vikki Slade.
The new charges, which will affect Poole town centre, Broadstone, Penn Hill, Ashley Cross, Ashley Road and Canford Cliffs will be introduced in March and will see prices rise from 40p to £1 in certain parking areas.
Mike Brooke, Lib Dem Councillor for Broadstone said: “The increase from 40p to £1 is absolutely outrageous. It’s totally unnecessary.
“The public think it’s outrageous, you’ve only got to look at the comments on the petition slip.”
The Conservatives of Poole Council have said the rise in prices is due to the council investing £3.2 million on the new Dolphin Centre car park.
The council claim that more money needs to be generated elsewhere, in order to pay for this.
Mike Brooke said: “It is critical to the economy that local shops and the town centre high-street survive.
“Upgrading a car park will not help Poole when all the main brands are leaving the town. If you want to invest in Poole high-streets you actually have to invest in the retail first.”