Waiting restrictions in Much Wenlock

There has been a lot of discussion about how best to manage on-street parking in Much Wenlock. With 120-plus car park spaces and a Pop & Shop scheme that enables shoppers to park in our four Shropshire Council car parks for fifteen minutes free of charge, there shouldn’t be a problem. Nonetheless, there have been problems, with the streets blocked, property and footways damaged, and pedestrians put at risk.

I have walked the town’s streets with the highways engineers and the head of parking enforcement, I’ve discussed the problem with Town Councillors and our local police team and I’ve had lots of conversations with pedestrians, motorists, residents and traders. There is now a consultation underway about proposals for High Street – where a disabled (Blue Badge) space will be created, Barrow Street which features a loading bay, Wilmore Street and Sheinton Street. Additionally, it is proposed that there will be no waiting around the bus stop in Queen Street, where bus drivers sometimes struggle to turn round in spite of parked vehicles. We do not wish to jeopardise the bus stopping at our valued shelter.

The formal proposals are here:

Sheinton Street

Queen Street and King Street

Wilmore Street, Barrow Street and High Street

For your convenience I show the planned proposals below:

Sheinton Street
Sheinton Street, Much Wenlock

 

Queen Street and King Street, Much Wenlock
Queen Street and King Street, Much Wenlock

 

High Street, Barrow Street and Wilmore Street, Much Wenlock
High Street, Barrow Street and Wilmore Street, Much Wenlock

Full details of these proposals are in the deposited documents which may be examined during usual office opening hours at The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, or at Much Wenlock Library. Alternatively they may be viewed at:  www.shropshire.gov.uk/traffic. They have also been advertised in the Shropshire Star and Bridgnorth Journal newspapers on 2nd June.

If you wish to raise an objection, express support or make any other comments about these proposals please send an e-mail to: traffic.engineering@shropshire.gov.uk by 23 June 2016. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.