Category: Parking

  • Off-street parking – some progress

    The challenges facing Britain’s high streets do not ignore Much Wenlock. On-line shopping and the fast-changing pub/restaurant scene are having an impact on our retailers and hospitality businesses just as much as those elsewhere. I have been campaigning for sensible off-street parking charges in Much Wenlock for many months. For historic reasons, off-street car parking is…

  • Car park charges – the last stand

    Shropshire Council carried out a consultation in the summer of 2017 about its new car parking strategy. I wrote about it then and repeatedly expressed my concerns about empty car parks and Much Wenlock’s streets full of cars. Shropshire Council is now proposing to make an Order (the legal means of putting in place its revised charging…

  • Off-street parking in Much Wenlock – new machines, but little change

    Back in August I drew your attention to the consultation on Shropshire Council’s new draft parking strategy. The proposals included: ‘Linear’ (set price per hour) parking, pricing bands, unrestricted parking, evening parking, loading bays and ‘pop and shop’ parking. A new policy and tariff framework for weekly tickets, season tickets, residents’ off-street permits, and for coach…

  • At night Much Wenlock’s streets are full and the car parks are nearly empty*

    Shropshire Council’s consultation setting out its car parking proposals is divided into four parts. The second one deals with the tariff framework for: Weekly tickets Season tickets Residents’ off-street permits Coach & HGV parking Probably the most interesting aspect of the second consultation is the proposal to make residents’ off-street car parking permits available in Much…

  • Will increased charges make under-used car parks in Much Wenlock more popular?*

    I don’t think so. Shropshire Council’s consultation setting out its car parking proposals is divided into four parts. The first one deals with: Linear charging Pricing bands Unrestricted parking Evening parking Loading bays “Pop & Shop” parking, and Raven Meadows opening hours I mentioned the impact of linear charging in my first article on this consultation.…

  • Car parking proposed charges – bad news for Much Wenlock?*

    Much Wenlock is a charming town, loved by residents and visitors alike. But, like many such places, the motor car is a blessing and a curse. With limited public transport available, cars and coaches are the principal means of visiting the town. Before the development of Telford new town and the growth of commuting to…