traders attack planned town centre parking changes
traders have this week blasted council plans to introduce a daytime
lorry ban and one hour maximum parking restriction in Burnham-On-Sea
town centre as "madness".
Debbie Boardman from Rosemary's Florist in Regent Street says
proposals to introduce the new restrictions in the town centre,
as first reported here
by Burnham-On-Sea.com, would hurt traders in the town centre.
new idea that the council have in mind is absolute madness. They
first proposed this idea over ten years ago and the town shops
fought it," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
they get away with it this time, it will be the end of Burnham
as a town that is already struggling."
added that many traders in Burnham are already suffering from
the recent introduction of new traffic wardens.
know that a lot of businesses and dwellings are suffering in Burnham
- we have had three tickets now."
"We have contacted the council regarding allowing us a permit
for parking on the road, but they are not issuing them."
added: "We need our van near to the shop for deliveries,
but we currently have to keep an eye out and move the van every
hour which obviously is a nightmare as we are busily preparing
flowers throughout the day."
"The seafront is packed solid with workers from the town,
so it just leaves the side streets to park in."
Town Improvements Committee is currently considering a number
of proposals to try and boost trade in the town centre using £320,000
of community funding from Tesco to offset its recent expansion.
Among the proposals under consideration is a daytime lorry ban
and one-hour parking.