Joe Harris calls for on-street parking review in Cirencester


Councillor Joe Harris is calling on Gloucestershire County Council to begin a review of on-street parking in Cirencester. 

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The last review of on-street parking was in 2013 and ended with residents overwhelmingly opposing the plans put forward which included proposals for on-street parking meters on residential streets. 

Joe commented: "It's about time the County Council got serious about tackling parking problems in our town, the last time they reviewed parking they proposed blanket proposals across the town that wouldn't have solved parking issues in certain areas, it was also clear that their motivation was making money from motorists not securing the best result for residents." 

"The on-street parking problems at present are wide ranging from the wrong residents parking schemes in the wrong areas to workers parking in residential roads for the duration of the day leaving residents unable to park.

"Residents have contacted me and particular areas of concern are Ashcroft Road, The Avenue, Chester Street, Corinium Gate, King Street, Purley Road, Queen Street and Victoria Road. I'm pleased that the District Council are looking at solutions for our car parks specifically increasing capacity to ease pressure on-street, it therefore makes sense for GCC to review on-street parking at this time."

"The County Council said they wouldn't review on-street parking again until at least 2017, we now need to lobby hard to secure the review and have an idea in our heads about what we want when it comes.The process needs to be holistic and led by residents, if you'd like to get involved please contact me by email."

joe.harris@Gloucestershire.gov.uk


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