Proposal to limit free parking in two Burnham car parks criticised by shop owners and residents

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The car park in Foundry Lane The car park in Foundry Lane

Shop owners and residents have criticised a proposal to limit free parking in two Burnham car parks.

Maldon District Council is considering restricting all day free parking in Foundry Lane and Millfields to two hours, with no return within three hours.

Samantha Pinney, who owns Burnham Home Brew and Cake Decor shop on the Mildmay Industrial Estate, in Foundry Lane, said: “It would probably stop people coming down and wanting to spend the day here.”

See the Maldon and Burnham Standard for the full story.

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10:43am Wed 28 May 14

Jack222 says...

Put the parking fees in - they are everywhere else! More parking fees helps keep the Council tax down. OR charge higher business rates if the shops dont want the parking fees to go up! :)
Put the parking fees in - they are everywhere else! More parking fees helps keep the Council tax down. OR charge higher business rates if the shops dont want the parking fees to go up! :) Jack222
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11:30am Wed 28 May 14

Opsiomath says...

Something needs to be done to holistically manage the 3 car parks in a coordinated way (No charge overcrowded Surgery car , no charge until 2 hours Co-op car park and the totally underused Rail Station chargeable anytime car park).

What about combining the proposed 2 hour max enforcement regime on the Surgery Car Park with free all day no charge in the railway car park with the site long term leased at a peppercorn rent by the council to encourage tourism. NCP can't be making any money on their investment at the moment

Charging sick people to park in the surgery car park should only be a very last resort
Something needs to be done to holistically manage the 3 car parks in a coordinated way (No charge overcrowded Surgery car , no charge until 2 hours Co-op car park and the totally underused Rail Station chargeable anytime car park). What about combining the proposed 2 hour max enforcement regime on the Surgery Car Park with free all day no charge in the railway car park with the site long term leased at a peppercorn rent by the council to encourage tourism. NCP can't be making any money on their investment at the moment Charging sick people to park in the surgery car park should only be a very last resort Opsiomath
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12:03pm Wed 28 May 14

DontForgetToBreathe says...

There is no problem, therefore no need to change anything.

This is a case officials trying to think of something to do to justify their jobs.

If they want to do something useful then turn the old millfields caravan field into a gladiatorial arena where all our new UKippers can slap each other to death with copies of the Daily Heil.

I'd buy a season ticket
There is no problem, therefore no need to change anything. This is a case officials trying to think of something to do to justify their jobs. If they want to do something useful then turn the old millfields caravan field into a gladiatorial arena where all our new UKippers can slap each other to death with copies of the Daily Heil. I'd buy a season ticket DontForgetToBreathe
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12:39pm Wed 28 May 14

El Presendente says...

Allegedly MDC on a (stealth) fund raising exercise so they can lavish a bit more cash on more unnecessary improvements the Prom-Park? As you know (from a MBS report) MDC won't be happy till they turn their disused toilet block? Into a bicycle hire center.
Allegedly MDC on a (stealth) fund raising exercise so they can lavish a bit more cash on more unnecessary improvements the Prom-Park? As you know (from a MBS report) MDC won't be happy till they turn their disused toilet block? Into a bicycle hire center. El Presendente
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