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South Area Parking Plan exhibitions next week

by Amanda Taylor on 19 November, 2012


Most residents of Queen Edith’s will know that parking is a big problem in this area. Lib Dem councillors have for many years been calling for action from Conservative-run Cambridgeshire County Council, the council responsible for parking management and highways.

Last summer the County Council set up a parking review group, to look at all of the south of the city, including Queen Edith’s, Trumpington, Romsey and some streets in Coleridge. Cllr Jean Swanson and I attended the first meeting, and since then Cllr Geoff Heathcock has sat on the group.The County officers have visited Queen Edith’s twice, first to our South Area meeting at my request as chair, and secondly in August to meet residents in Queen Edith’s. Both meetings were packed out, and people made it very clear that that they were impatient with the long delays and looking for solutions.

The County is holding public exhibitions to present parking management options and receive feedback. Even if you have already given your views, please call in at the meeting and comment again.

Please do not expect too much. We do not think the proposals are as extensive as they should be after all this time – but amongst the general background documents that define the areas where we have problems with parking, there are specific proposals for some roads — see previous post.

The first exhibition was at the Queen Edith Chapel on Wulfstan Way last Wednesday and there are two more next week, both 2.30-7.45 p.m.:

  • Monday 26 November – Scout Hut, Flamsteed Road
  • Thursday 29 November – Village Hall, Trumpington, at the junction with Beverley Way

You can also see some of the information on the County Council’s website, including a Powerpoint presentation, and you might find easier to look at that on your computer rather than at the exhibition, especially if it’s as busy as the Queen Edith’s one. I have also asked the County Council to have the plans available at Rock Road Library, to give people a chance to look at them in their own time. Comments are open till 21st December.

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