1,000 have their say on parking proposals

Essex County Standard: 1,000 have their say on parking proposals 1,000 have their say on parking proposals

MORE than 1,000 residents responded to a consultation on plans to review parking in Colchester.

Colchester Council announced plans to change the areas where motorists can park in the town without a resident’s permit in late January.

Residents were given until last Monday, February 17, to respond.

Matthew Young, head of street services at Colchester Council, said the majority of responses relate to controversial plans to implement a residents only permit scheme all day in Christchurch, which covers Lexden Road, Oxford Road and Beverley Road.

He added: “We will now meet to go through all the responses with a view to deciding essentially whether to stay with what is in place at the moment or implement the proposals.”

Each person who responded will be written to by council officers.

Mr Young added: “I would like to thank people for taking the time to respond.

“Their views are extremely useful and we will take them very seriously.”

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1:20pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Hampton23 says...

Last year my late father was in the cancer ward at essex county,my mother visited every day and at all hours to be by his side,she always parked in oxford road between restrictions.The road was quiet due to most residents being at work,An all day residents only parking would have scuppered her plans to
visit the old fella as and when she wanted. Of course she paid for parking on occasion when spaces were full,but thankfully not every day.
Last year my late father was in the cancer ward at essex county,my mother visited every day and at all hours to be by his side,she always parked in oxford road between restrictions.The road was quiet due to most residents being at work,An all day residents only parking would have scuppered her plans to visit the old fella as and when she wanted. Of course she paid for parking on occasion when spaces were full,but thankfully not every day. Hampton23
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2:29pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Reginald47 says...

When my mother was terminally ill in Colchester General the family visited every day for a fortnight and paid to park in the hospital car park, People visiting relatives in ECH have been lucky up to now.
When my mother was terminally ill in Colchester General the family visited every day for a fortnight and paid to park in the hospital car park, People visiting relatives in ECH have been lucky up to now. Reginald47
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2:51pm Mon 24 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Let us all not confuse this individual with Councillor Young this is a completely different person even though they are good mates.
The stupid idea is another one of these I want promotion so I am going to make a name for myself brainwaves.
THE REASON WHY THEY ARE DOING IT IS TO FORCE EVERYONE IN THE CAR PARKS:
It wont work because punters will shop in tollgate having said that.
THEY ARE DELIBERATELY GOING AGAINST STATE LEGISLATION BY STIFLING DEVELOPMENT IN TOLL GATE.
This one makes me laugh all the time
Mr Teflon & His team of Non sticks come up with the this tripe on a daily basis.
I think its about time for a coup in this town.
The have pandered to the blue bloods living in the area....I can see a lot of backsides twitching here as many of the shop owners in town switch their cars around at 12,30 and 1500 hrs...
Well done mate another stab in the back to the punters that pay your wages.
Let us all not confuse this individual with Councillor Young this is a completely different person even though they are good mates. The stupid idea is another one of these I want promotion so I am going to make a name for myself brainwaves. THE REASON WHY THEY ARE DOING IT IS TO FORCE EVERYONE IN THE CAR PARKS: It wont work because punters will shop in tollgate having said that. THEY ARE DELIBERATELY GOING AGAINST STATE LEGISLATION BY STIFLING DEVELOPMENT IN TOLL GATE. This one makes me laugh all the time Mr Teflon & His team of Non sticks come up with the this tripe on a daily basis. I think its about time for a coup in this town. The have pandered to the blue bloods living in the area....I can see a lot of backsides twitching here as many of the shop owners in town switch their cars around at 12,30 and 1500 hrs... Well done mate another stab in the back to the punters that pay your wages. A Very Private Gentleman
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9:55am Tue 25 Feb 14

Catchedicam says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Let us all not confuse this individual with Councillor Young this is a completely different person even though they are good mates.
The stupid idea is another one of these I want promotion so I am going to make a name for myself brainwaves.
THE REASON WHY THEY ARE DOING IT IS TO FORCE EVERYONE IN THE CAR PARKS:
It wont work because punters will shop in tollgate having said that.
THEY ARE DELIBERATELY GOING AGAINST STATE LEGISLATION BY STIFLING DEVELOPMENT IN TOLL GATE.
This one makes me laugh all the time
Mr Teflon & His team of Non sticks come up with the this tripe on a daily basis.
I think its about time for a coup in this town.
The have pandered to the blue bloods living in the area....I can see a lot of backsides twitching here as many of the shop owners in town switch their cars around at 12,30 and 1500 hrs...
Well done mate another stab in the back to the punters that pay your wages.
They are not just 'Mates' Tim Young and Matthew Young are Brothers!
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Let us all not confuse this individual with Councillor Young this is a completely different person even though they are good mates. The stupid idea is another one of these I want promotion so I am going to make a name for myself brainwaves. THE REASON WHY THEY ARE DOING IT IS TO FORCE EVERYONE IN THE CAR PARKS: It wont work because punters will shop in tollgate having said that. THEY ARE DELIBERATELY GOING AGAINST STATE LEGISLATION BY STIFLING DEVELOPMENT IN TOLL GATE. This one makes me laugh all the time Mr Teflon & His team of Non sticks come up with the this tripe on a daily basis. I think its about time for a coup in this town. The have pandered to the blue bloods living in the area....I can see a lot of backsides twitching here as many of the shop owners in town switch their cars around at 12,30 and 1500 hrs... Well done mate another stab in the back to the punters that pay your wages.[/p][/quote]They are not just 'Mates' Tim Young and Matthew Young are Brothers! Catchedicam
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