No to pay and dis­play

Group set up to tackle vil­lage park­ing prob­lems

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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.

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