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Parking on the High St

On 9 Dec 2015 at 10:49am Bob wrote:
Walking through town this morning and on several occasions recently I noticed that 90%of the parking on the High St was taken up by works vehicles, large vans etc and several others parked on double yellows etc. Surely this is affecting business for some of the shops along there.
On 9 Dec 2015 at 12:24pm Old Mayor wrote:
Yep. They stop where they like. Often opposite each other on different sides, just to stop the traffic. There is no one to control them, they think because they're delivering a package they are on a mission of mercy, and do exactly what they like. Does it matter to them the High Street jams up right back, No. Then comes along a couple of buses. Heaven help us if they are Compass buses, they certainly cant drive !!
On 9 Dec 2015 at 1:43pm Tipex wrote:
All true but the high street wasn't designed for modern traffic or population levels. The shops need their deliveries and there's no access to the rear so drivers have little choice. Personally I think it's couriers dropping off small items and shoppers "just popping in" to shops that are the worst offenders. Unless they're delivering / collecting large items then they should pay and display like the rest of us.
On 9 Dec 2015 at 4:25pm Mavis wrote:
And Taxis' just waiting to collect or drop a fare, wherever just happen to be. Which often involves emptying the boot of luggage, kissing all the relatives goodbye/hello whatever. Never a simple pick up or drop off. Take your time, there is only a queue back to Waitrose or the bottleneck !
On 10 Dec 2015 at 7:23am Lopster wrote:
Cannot even drive up to the bottleneck to pick up a takeaway any more - White Lion is always full, either a two man job, drop off - drive round - pick up else a walk from elsewhere and cold food by the time it's home
On 10 Dec 2015 at 10:28am Nosey Parker wrote:
It's nowhere near as bad as it was before the parking scheme was introduced. People used to drive around in circles looking for a free parking space, while off-street paid parking was available in abundance. And once you found an on-street space, you'd occupy it for hours. Free on-street parking is the last thing that any sensible shopkeeper wants.
On 11 Dec 2015 at 8:05pm Andy wrote:
And LOGS minibuses constantly blocking the road outside the school. Why they heck won't Shelleys allow them to use their car park to pick up / drop off which is generally empty other than the occasional Porsche?

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