power wins! 158-name petition halts council's parking changes
of residents have this week welcomed the decision by Somerset
County Council to axe controversial plans to introduce new parking
restrictions for motorists in Berrow.
people signed a petition against the unpopular proposals for Rugosa
Drive and Rosetree Paddock next to the village school.
week, a spokesman for Somerset County Council confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The proposed changes were always subject to feedback from
the public and we were very pleased to receive such a response
from the local community in Berrow. Now the objection period has
closed, we have arranged for the proposals in Berrow to be deleted
from the Traffic Order."
Parish Council Chairman Kew welcomed the news, and told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is very good news - the extra double yellow lines would
have caused real problems to many parents in the mornings and
also would have stopped deliveries to homes and created parking
problems in other parts of Berrow."
the County Council says the proposed new parking and waiting restrictions
will be introduced in Burnham-On-Sea's Regent Street, Stoddens
Road and Southern Lea Road.
in Highbridge, there will be waiting restrictions in Burnham Road,
Worston Road, Huntspill Road, King Street and Tyler Way.
are various reasons behind the mixture of proposed changes to
some on-street parking, stopping, waiting, loading and unloading
restrictions," added the council. "Some
of these proposals are the result of residents concerns
over parking, while others are to deter motorists from parking
for safety reasons, for example where they obscure visibility