No to pay and display
Group set up to tackle village parking problems
such as the potential of pay and display machines in the high street, as well as work to boost motorist and pedestrians’ safety.
Mr Adams said: “We’re trying to get a mix of people that we feel have got most to say when it comes to parking. We felt it was better to spread it and not just keep it to the parish council and safety group meetings.”
Bucks County Council developed initial proposals to bring in pay and display machines and shared them with county councillors before consulting the community. However, traders along with the safety group made it clear to the council that they do not want them outside shops in Market Place. They say pay and display machines will deter people from popping into shops for a quick purchase.
Mr Adams added: “We’ve written to the council and told them we would fight it to the tooth. We don’t want parking metres there, they will not do any good and will drive shoppers away.”
The parking group also wishes to work with Chalfonts Community College on a scheme to paint yellow lines near the school. County council spokesman Dan Elworthy says pay and display machines are useful for encouraging turnover of parking spaces in appropriate locations and so free up more space for shoppers.