Sunday, 30 October 2011

Stamford Town Council's view on Residents' Parking

The following letter appeared in the Stamford Mercury on 28th Oct 2011...

"The following recommendations made to Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council by Stamford Town Council may be of interest:
  1. All on-street parking for to be limited to two hours (sic), with the exception below.
  2. No designated residents' spaces but town centre residents to be issued with one permit per household on a cost-neutral basis that will allow parking without time limit in any of the on-street spaces.
  3. Yellow lines to be removed from areas where illegal parking has become established and obstruction is minimal (e.g. St Paul's Street, St Leonard's Street). This will generate up to 94 additional on-street spaces around the town.
  4. Town centre workers to be issued with permits on a cost-neutral basis to allow free parking during working hours on the western side of the Cattle Market car park which, apart from Friday afternoons, is empty all week.
These recommendations are or soon will be in the public domain via the Stamford Town Council website/minutes from September meeting.
The problem is, of course, that Stamford Town Council is only empowered to make recommendations concerning parking - implementation (or not) can only emanate from the county and district councils who may decide to ignore them in their entirety.
Stamford town councillor,
Waverley Gardens, Stamford"

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