Since parking meters have been installed in the town centre they have been well received by local businesses. However some Central Ward residents have found the transition difficult. To help the situation North Somerset Council have allowed residents discounted permits to Locking Road car park which is not a complete answer but it has helped somewhat.
As their Central Ward Councillor I do not want to see them lose this privilege as they have already given up enough to support our local businesses. I am really delighted that North Somerset Council will take on board the importance of continued discounted parking for Central Ward residents at Locking Road car park. There is no doubt that the introduction of parking meters has caused those living in the town centre real issues and I am committed to finding a workable solution and the right deal for residents, that also supports businesses and employment.