Does anybody want permits?

I write with regard to the proposed permit parking, in the Silverhill area.

I have spoken to a number of residents in my area and no one is happy about the possible changes, and has not requested it.

However, we do have problems with workers, parking for hours on end, ie Stagecoach drivers and Asda workers.

With regards to Asda workers, they shouldn’t be parking in our area!

Part of the building permission for the Asda store,was that workers do not park in our area. Asda should allow their workers to park on their land.

Also, Asda allows free parking for three hours, for all people that wish to shop in the Silverhill area,so shoppers should not be taking residents’ parking spaces.

With regards to Stagecoach bus drivers, who do park for hours on end, should they be allowed to park in the depot?

Because most of the buses are in service, the early shift of workers could be picked up by minibus to start work, and later shift workers could use the buses to get to work.

That way the workers would not be taking residents’ parking, also this would be a good example of public transport in action.

It would also remove a lot of cars using the roads in Silverhill.

I have lived in Beaufort Road for most of my life, and the bus depot has also been there, but now the movement of buses in and out of the area has increased tenfold – far too much for our narrow roads.

Most of the residents now agree that Stagecoach should relocate the depot out of Silverhill.

There is plenty of room in Queensway.

That way Silverhill may not have a parking and traffic problem in the area.

One last point is parking bays will mean less parking spaces for residents and more double yellow lines being put down, and the county council expect us to pay for that?

Dave Broomfield

Beaufort Road

Silverhill

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