Long road ahead to fix vil­lage park­ing

Views sought on im­prove­ments and pri­or­i­ties

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

VIL­LAGERS can have their say on a park­ing shake-up in a bid to curb rogue mo­torists.

Neigh­bours, traders and work­ers in Chal­font St Peter will be asked how the park­ing sit­u­a­tion in the vil­lage can be im­proved.

Chal­font St Peter Neigh­bour­hood Ac­tion Group (NAG) is work­ing along­side the parish coun­cil to talk to peo­ple and is hop­ing to re­port its find­ings back to Bucks County Coun­cil soon.

Among the pri­or­i­ties are whether or not park­ing me­ters should be in­stalled in Mar­ket Place near to the shops there, as well as how to stop in­con­sid­er­ate park­ing around schools.

Tony Shin­ner, chair­man of Chal­font St Peter NAG, said: “It’s quite a long and com­pli­cated process but the idea be­hind it is to im­prove park­ing in the vil­lage as much as we can.

“We’re in the process at the mo­ment of talk­ing to peo­ple about the pos­si­bil­ity of putting five or six park­ing me­ters in Mar­ket Place.

“Some peo­ple think it would be bad, oth­ers are in favour, but we have not fin­ished do­ing this yet.”

Mr Shin­ner also said that the is­sue of stu­dents’ and par­ents park­ing at vil­lage schools has come up, and that work is be­ing done to come up with a so­lu­tion of how to com­bat this.

An­other as­pect of the sur­vey has in­cluded the amount of car park­ing spa­ces for of­fice work­ers in the vil­lage.

Mr Shin­ner said: “At the mo­ment there aren’t enough spa­ces for some of the peo­ple who work in of­fices here, and there have been dis­cus­sions about how to in­crease this.”

He added: “It’s a re­ally wide rang­ing sur­vey, and we’re try­ing to cover as many is­sues as pos­si­ble. It will take a fair amount of time be­cause we are quite a small group but hope­fully it will give a wide rang­ing view of the park­ing sit­u­a­tion in Chal­font St Peter.”

What are your Chal­font St Peter park­ing pri­or­i­ties? Email our let­ters page at buck­snews@trin­i­tysouth. co.uk.

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