Plan to ease parking woe for Devizes residents

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Plan to ease parking woe for Devizes residents Plan to ease parking woe for Devizes residents

Devizes Town Council is to ask Wiltshire Council to consider introducing residents’ parking in Victoria Road due to concerns that commuters are blocking up the road.

A resident who has difficulty getting in and out of their driveway due to inconsiderate parking wrote to the town council for support.

Members of its planning committee said the road was congested by parking and some supported the idea of residents’ parking scheme.

A similar bid about six years ago did not gain enough support from residents.

Coun Jeff Ody said: “I feel a residents’ parking scheme would be able to reduce the pressure from non-residents and that’s the key to it.”

Coun Judy Rose said: “I go there regularly to visit a friend and it’s impossible (to park). I have seen a half a dozen cars parking there and the drivers walking off into town.”

Wiltshire Council is to carry out a review of car parking in Devizes shortly and the committee will ask for the move to be considered.

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12:05pm Thu 1 May 14

Hunter1976 says...

So if people can't park down Victoria Rd where are they going to go!! Even more using Rotherstone to park and work in town, it's bad enough down here now but council won't allow us to have permits .
So if people can't park down Victoria Rd where are they going to go!! Even more using Rotherstone to park and work in town, it's bad enough down here now but council won't allow us to have permits . Hunter1976
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