Long road ahead to fix village parking
Views sought on improvements and priorities
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.”
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