Villagers are being invited to take part in a survey surrounding parking issues in the area. It is hoped that the survey, by Kingsley Parish Council, will be able to help towards finding a solution to the area’s parking problems.
Villagers are being invited to take part in a survey surrounding parking issues in the area.
It is hoped that the survey, by Kingsley Parish Council, will be able to help towards finding a solution to the area’s parking problems.
Councillor James Aberley told the Times & Echo: “Kingsley suffers greatly from a situation of having a village built pre 1900 with no plans for the volume of vehicles that there are now with specifically a lot of terraced housing having two to three cars each and nowhere to park.
“It’s a standing agenda point on our parish council agenda that we discuss each month specifically with regards hotspot areas such as the Holt Lane parking issues around St Werburgh’s School which has led to us having yellow line restrictions being put in place in the coming months.
“But now our attention is focusing on The Green, the main A52 through the village.
“Our primary concern is parking around Cheadle Road which is a tight entrance and the way cars are parked are stopping large vehicles such as bin lorries and emergency vehicles passing freely, but this is now occurring all the way through the village.
“Councillor Ken Unwin and myself have put together a small survey to start to fact find.
“Such as how many cars there are per household along The Green, where people currently park them and what plans there may be for more in the future, so that we can report back to the parish council and make informed decisions rather than knee-jerk ones based on a few isolated problems.
“With the survey that I delivered last week, with the help of our MP Karen Bradley, we are asking them to be returned to myself by Friday (August 13) so that I can collate the data then ready for the September parish council meeting.
“There are no easy answers with village parking problems, and parish councils have no statutory duty to provide any parking for householders, however with the interests of the community at heart we are committed to try and find solutions and problem solve issues where we can.”
PHOTO: Kingsley entrance sign by Mark Chesters
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