Council backs petition calling for 15-minute parking limit at
outside Burnham-On-Sea's Post Office will soon be restricted to
15 minutes in a bid to encourage a faster turnaround of vehicles,
councillors decided on Monday (June 3rd).
decision comes after a petition was signed by dozens of Post Office
customers calling for shorter time restrictions to make it easier
to find a parking space for quick visits.
voted in favour of a proposed 15-minute time restriction in Vicarage
Street, pictured, at Monday's Town Council meeting.
Peter Burridge-Clayton said: "A blanket parking restriction
of one hour is being introduced across Burnham town centre, but
there is a strong argument for the handful of spaces outside the
Post Office to be the one exception with a restriction of 15 minutes."
will encourage a quick turnaround of vehicles, helping customers
to get a space when they want to pop in for quick purchases such
as stamps or to drop off mail."
Michael Clarke added: "I understand the concerns from customers
and am happy to support the 15-minute restriction providing that
the new signs in Vicarage Street are extra large and draw motorists'
attention to the rule."
Paul Young told Monday's meeting he too is in favour of the changes.
"The new parking wardens have done a great job encouraging
motorists to watch their time when parked in the town centre and
it's no longer a problem to find a space. This is a great improvement
on how it used to be and I think a 15-minute restriction outside
the Post Office will work well there too."
voted in favour of the proposed 15-minute restriction, although
Cllr Helen Groves abstained, explaining: "The Post Office
is important but there are lots of other businesses in nearby
Victoria Street and we should be encouraging people to spend there
too. I feel there is more to be considered and discussed here."
County Council will have to advertise and consult on the proposals
with the public before they get adopted.