After nearly eight years of deliberation, dozens of meetings, consultations, quotes from various car parking management specialists and talks with local authorities, the JPC reached an agreement at its last meeting on Monday the 4th of July on the future of the shoppers car park.
Concerns that the car park is costing rate payers up to £5K per annum, prompted the need for the space to start paying its way and if possible provide an income stream which may be used on other beneficial projects to improve life in town.
A brief working summary of the new ‘hybrid’ system can be found by clicking on:
A full technical description of how KERB works can be found by clicking on:
Over the coming months, reports on the phases of the development will be provided and if appropriate, tabled for discussion at meetings.
It is hoped that the full implementation of the car park will be in place during late autumn, additions will include new zone marking, clear and simple signage, a ticket machine for shoppers who are not conversant with KERB parking apps, and an advertising campaign based on the allocation of resident parking permits on the south car park, using a fair and transparent system of selection.
Please watch out for further news.
Ray Evans – Parish Clerk