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The recent consultation about parking restrictions, and loading and Blue Badge bays, attracted several comments. Some were supportive and a number provided constructive comments about how the proposals might be improved. With that in mind, some of the proposals are to be amended and further consultation will take place – probably during August.
Look out for further information in the library, at the Town Council and on Shropshire Council’s website. I will again deliver a letter to properties and businesses directly affected in these streets when the consultation period starts.
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:
For your convenience I show the planned proposals below:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 June 2016. You may also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.
Many Much Wenlock businesses will be relying on the Christmas trade in order to thrive. They are working hard to make a success of the festive season, with many shops opening late on Thursday until Christmas. Remember that you can ‘Pop and Shop’ by parking free for a maximum of fifteen minutes in the car parks in New Road, Back Lane, Falcons Court and St Mary’s Lane. If you’re going to park for more than fifteen minutes you must pay the fee from your time of arrival, but this can be as little as 10p at New Road. There is free parking on Sunday.