Parking Review Could Lead to Immediate Improvements
A review of parking throughout Oakham and Uppingham is now underway and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
A group at Rutland County Council who will be looking at a number of issues across both towns have held their first meeting as they look to make sure that the best arrangements are in place for short, medium and long-term parking.
The impact on local residents and businesses will also play a key part in the review.
Councillor Roger Begy is the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Parking: “This review aims to address many of the key issues that we know exist around parking in both Oakham and Uppingham. It’s important that we approach this from a number of different angles, as addressing each issue individually will just move the problem around”.
Councillor Begy added: “Those involved are clear that they need to make sure we strike the right balance between making our towns easy to park in, but at the same time making sure this does not have a negative impact on those households that live in and around our town centres. We will also be looking at the whole issue of residents parking which we know is very important”.
The group set up to look at parking has representatives from both Oakham and Uppingham. They will examine routes in and out of our town centres, on –street car parking, and off-street car parking.
Further meetings will be held in the coming weeks to thoroughly examine the various issues and members of the local community may be asked to contribute to this process through working groups that will be set up for both Oakham and Uppingham.
The overall aim of the group is to come up with a series of recommendations for the whole county that will be put forward to Cabinet in December for consideration.
However, if members of the group feel that any parking problems can be solved before that date, they will be sorted out straight away, rather than waiting for the final report to be published in December.
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