Free parking scrutinised
VILLAGERS could be allowed to park for longer in certain streets in a bid to help businesses.
Gerrards Cross Parish Council has been investigating ways to improve parking options in the village over the past year and has used a working party to gather information about how the situation can be helped.
Because of a lack of free parking in Gerrards Cross, there have been suggestions of allowing people to park for an hour for free in village car parks.
However, in order to do this, the parish council would have to subsidise South Bucks District Council, which is responsible for running the car parks, and there are concerns that it could prove too expensive.
The council is now looking into the possibility of allowing cars to park for two hours in designated on-street parking areas rather than for one hour, which is the current arrangement.
Members of the parish council’s highways committee believe this could be an effective way of improving the situation, and the council’s clerk has contacted different traders in the village to gather their views, with people living in the village also set to be consulted.
The issue will be discussed again at a future council meeting.
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