Monday, 7 January 2013

Heathcock Attacks Delay And Indecision Over Parking Solution

A long-awaited solution to Cambridge residents’ parking problems may not be found until late spring at the earliest.

The news has deeply concerned Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Geoff Heathcock who has been campaigning for work to start on solving parking problems near the city’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the two sixth form colleges.

“We are facing more indecision and delay on this issue,” he said. “It is shameful that this worsening situation has not had any sense of urgency applied to it by the Tory-run Cambridgeshire County Council.

“We need real and meaningful solutions for the residents but the council is dragging its feet.”

Cllr Heathcock, who represents Queen Edith’s ward, spoke out after he was told that it would be late spring at the earliest before a decision could be made.

He sought a defined timetable of action for the work and was told that responses to a residents’ consultation would take time to analyse, the results would go before a steering committee and then to the council’s Cabinet.

Residents living near the city’s Addenbrookes Hospital and Long Road and Hills Road Sixth Form Colleges have faced problems getting in and out of their driveways because of commuter and visitor parking.