Back in November, I wrote about the excellent public meeting held in Peter Symonds about parking in Weeke. The people there had concerns about the proposed parking hours on their local streets and, pretty unanimously, wanted to have shorter hours and fewer days with parking restrictions. These would have tackled the problem they had with student parking, while being considerably more convenient for local residents.
Now the officers have put forward their proposal and … the proposed hours that the parking restrictions will operate remain unchanged.
Very disappointing. This isn’t about high politics – it’s about trusting local people to know what’s best for their local area. I hope that the Councillors at the meeting next Tuesday see sense and vote for the hours that local people want.
You can find out more about the local campaign via Steve Feeney’s excellent campaign website.