Parking Pain in Purley Road

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By Ciren_jill | Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 13:59

Parking in Purley Road and Purley Avenue is the subject of

debate as residents seek to find a fairer solution to parking problems in the

area.

The two roads operate a residents-only parking scheme, one

of a number in Cirencester town centre, but locals complain that they can never

find a parking space when they need one, despite having to pay for the

privilege.

This fee is set to rise drastically, from the current £50 to £90 and potentially more in the years ahead, which has left locals unhappy that they are paying big fees yet can't find a parking space anywhere near their homes.

Following a meeting between a number of locals and Town,

Cotswold District and Gloucestershire County councillors, residents were

encourage to find their ideas to improve the situation were being taken

seriously.

Says one Purley Road resident: "The parking restrictions are the wrong way round - allowing parking during the day, then allowing a free-for-all at 5 pm. We are very supportive of the local economy and would be very happy if it could be reverse, allowing shoppers, allowing shoppers to park during the day but allowing residents to find a space in their streets when they return from work in the evenings and at weekends

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  • Profile image for RupertJ

    Parking is free in Nailsworth too. It doesn't seem to cause any problems - always a space free when you need one. Most of it's time limited but there's some all day spaces there too.

    By RupertJ at 18:20 on 04/02/11

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  • Profile image for hazymeysey

    This is a worry fo rthe parking on Beeches Road. Since the cost of parking went up cars are already dangerously parked near to Cirencester Opportunity Group where mums and toddlers are struggling to see and cross the road. Traffic wardens should be worrying about the dangerous parking that goes on and not the people who are 5 minutes late back to their car in the car park. Beeches Road is packed with cars but Beeches Road car park is empty!

    By hazymeysey at 19:04 on 02/02/11

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  • Profile image for P_beeches

    Parking is so expensive. Full stop. There's too little free parking and the car parks are a rip off. If towns like Witney can manage to keep free parking, then why can't Cirencester? I think it's really hurting business in the town.

    By P_beeches at 17:04 on 28/01/11

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