Julian Holds Street Surgery in Haxby on Local Parking Issues
January 30, 2015
On January 17th Julian held a street surgery on South Lane in Haxby for local residents to discuss parking issues in the area.
Many constituents wrote to Julian about the problem, including parking on double yellow lines, obstructive parking on pavements and in front of driveways, and the damaging of grass verges.
There was a strong turnout of around forty members of the local community, along with several Councillors and Town Councillors.
Current proposals for double yellow lines on the South side of South Lane have caused concern for people living on adjacent streets, who rightly anticipate the problem being made worse in their area if the plans are implemented in their current form.
Following a number of objections the Council’s proposals have been shelved and are subject to further review in several months’ time.
At the meeting residents discussed their personal concerns and ideas they have to help resolve the problem parking.
Options for residents’ parking zones, single yellow lines and double yellow lines were all discussed, however the consensus was that better enforcement of current parking restrictions is urgently required before further proposals are considered.
Julian has made contact with the Council along with the local Sainsbury’s, with whom he has had previous correspondence regarding parking provisions, to organise a meeting to discuss residents’ concerns.
Following the meeting Julian said, “I am always more than happy to meet with communities to discuss the problems they face. Despite the cold there was a strong community showing at the meeting which really reflected the scale of the problem.
I will be working with local residents to lobby the Council and other responsible parties to find a workable resolution to the parking problems.”