by adamboyden on 20 April, 2018
Mendip District Council has reviewed its Car Parking Strategy, with a report to Cabinet in April which was withdrawn following objections from members of the Car Parks Working Group. A revised strategy was issued to Frome Town Council, Frome Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders for limited consultation for 10 days in April, and will be presented to Mendip’s next Cabinet meeting on 21st May. Frome Town Council’s Town Matters Committee meeting on 25th April will discuss a critical report on this and wider parking issues and a meeting on transport in Frome is being planned for mid-May (see http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/meeting/town-matters-11/).
Please take part in our survey here to have your say on parking and transport in Frome – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VFFLNYC
We will use the survey responses to report back to Frome Town and Mendip District Councils on what people have said, and to shape our councillors’ responses. Any personal details will not be passed on. Thank you.
The Questions are:
The MDC April Car Parking Strategy report proposed to increase car parking charges in line with inflation, rounded up to the nearest 10p. This would see charges in Frome car parks rise (where applicable) by 10 or 20p for up to 4 hrs and by 20-30p for 9 hours. (With some exceptions: charges up to 4 hrs at Vicarage St and South Parade would go down to match Cattle Market prices; Merchants Barton would see a £1.10 rise for a 4 hour stay and a £2.30 rise for up to 9 hrs). Are you concerned by these potential changes?
A Liberal Democrat run Mendip (the Council is currently run by the Conservative administration) would consult residents and businesses widely and prepare a comprehensive strategy for both on-street and off-street parking and other forms of transport (cycling, public transport, electric vehicles and car clubs).
Please take part in our survey here to have your say – Frome Car Parking Survey
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Mendip District Councillor, Frome College ward
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