Limiting free parking could help shoppers, say Burnham councillors

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Millfields car park Millfields car park

Restricting free parking would be a positive move, say councillors.

Drivers can currently park free all day in Foundry Lane and Millfields, Burnham.

Maldon District Council is proposing to limit it to two hours with no return within three hours.

Businesses and residents told the Standard last week they were concerned parking was already difficult and it could lead to further congestion in side roads, or discourage shoppers.

Burnham Town Council clerk David McNeill told it would allow more people to park.

Councillor Neil Pudney said: “People have complained to me they are unable to park in Foundry Lane because there are cars parked in there for hours."

Town councillors also discussed a request by traders to limit parking in a shopping parade in Station Road.

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5:29pm Thu 29 May 14

Jack222 says...

Charge them all.
Charge them all. Jack222
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9:52am Fri 30 May 14

DontForgetToBreathe says...

people will simply move to other side roads and then some bright spark at the council will suggest residents parking permits and so it will go on as it has all over the country.

Time to tell the bureaucrats to do one. we can look after ourselves without some interfering Captain Mainwaring sticking his oar in.
people will simply move to other side roads and then some bright spark at the council will suggest residents parking permits and so it will go on as it has all over the country. Time to tell the bureaucrats to do one. we can look after ourselves without some interfering Captain Mainwaring sticking his oar in. DontForgetToBreathe
  • Score: 1

10:29am Fri 30 May 14

Opsiomath says...

Have either of the two earlier correspondents seen at first hand the difficulties that the aged and infirm have in finding a parking space adjacent to the only Doctor's Surgery In Burnham?

This is solely caused by long-term commuters and business employees choosing to try to avoid the stupidly high day car parking charges at the NCP Rail Station and the Co-op

Through out the day, double/treble parking is the norm

Given the high cost of rail travel, if there's no limit on people parking free all day in the surgery/shopper's car park , you can't really blame them for exploiting the loophole. to avoid the £11.80 weekly cost or the £3.10 daily charge. There just needs to be a simple set of rules to enforce proper short term car parking. Sensible free/lower charge parking at the rail station would also help
Have either of the two earlier correspondents seen at first hand the difficulties that the aged and infirm have in finding a parking space adjacent to the only Doctor's Surgery In Burnham? This is solely caused by long-term commuters and business employees choosing to try to avoid the stupidly high day car parking charges at the NCP Rail Station and the Co-op Through out the day, double/treble parking is the norm Given the high cost of rail travel, if there's no limit on people parking free all day in the surgery/shopper's car park , you can't really blame them for exploiting the loophole. to avoid the £11.80 weekly cost or the £3.10 daily charge. There just needs to be a simple set of rules to enforce proper short term car parking. Sensible free/lower charge parking at the rail station would also help Opsiomath
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