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Message from Councillor Clarke: Parking Permit update

Parking Permit Scheme Update - Myself and my colleague, Cllr Rebecca Whitaker, had a meeting with Parking Services and the Highways Department to try and address resident's concerns. The department have confirmed they have received 30 complaints about the scheme to date.We raised the concern that residents were not getting the advice and support they needed when calling Parking Services directly. We stated this was not acceptable and the department are working with the contact centre to make sure that staff have the correct information and can give residents the support they need.We again raised the concern that information about the scheme had not been properly circulated. The department has agreed to update the Council's website to have much clearer information and a FAQ's section. They have also agreed to make this information available in a printed form. We will be working with the community to make this available to residents.We raised concerns about residents how had carers or health care visitors coming to their property when the scheme is in place. Parking services confirmed that registered health companies can apply for special permits for their staff. Individual carers can also make special permit applications.We raised concerns that it was unclear how residents would be able to hold events when the scheme is in operation. The department confirmed that residents holding an event can apply for enforcement not to take place at the time and place of the event.If anyone is still problems please contact myself directly at, the Craven Ward councillors will be holding surgery at the Steeton Hub on the 11th December 10am - 12 noon.

Posted: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 12:41 by Paul Myers

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