Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Residents Hope To Drive Home Solution To Parking Problem

Cllr Jean Swanson
(LD, Queen Ediths)

Cambridge residents are hoping that they will finally get a solution to parking problems near their homes after the county council has dragged its feet for years on the issue.

Frustrated residents have faced a growing problem of Addenbrooke’s Hospital patients and visitors parking near their homes to avoid paying hospital parking charges

Other streets have the same problems caused by parking for Hills Road and Long Road sixth form colleges and general commuter parking.

Lib Dem Councillors have been fighting for this parking review but the county council has been slow to act and the lack of progress has angered residents.

In a bid to find out more about how the county council plans to tackle the issue, the Lib Dems have arranged a meeting between Queen Edith’s residents and county council officers.

The meeting will take place on August 30 at 7.30pm at St James Church, Wulfstan Way.

Cambridge City Councillor, Jean Swanson said: “I am pleased that at last we are getting somewhere on this issue; it has taken a long time to get the county council to act.

“Residents have found it hard to get in and out of their drives by cars parked in their streets and there have been concerns that emergency vehicles would not be able to get through.

“I hope that the meeting will give residents the chance to find out about the county council’s ideas and we will finally get a solution to this problem.”