Move to end parking misery of library users at County Hall

The new library at County Hall, Trowbridge

The new library at County Hall, Trowbridge

First published in News by , Senior reporter for Trowbridge

Council bosses have come up with a plan to deal with library users’ parking frustration at County Hall.

New proposals will see the Trowbridge car park split into visitors and staff parking, with each given a permit reference allowing Wiltshire Council to stop its staff from parking in the visitor bays.

Initially, visitors will need to go to reception and get a permit from reception, which is the model currently used at the offices in Monkton Park, Chippenham.

The longer-term solution will see library users checking their vehicles in at a terminal at the entrance to the library through a simple interface, which asks for their library number and vehicle registration.

Visitors will be given 45 minutes parking, which can be renewed if they want to stay longer. Other Atrium visitors will be directed to check their vehicles in by reception using the same principle.

A three-week consultation will be take place before the system is introduced.

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7:25am Mon 4 Aug 14

Jo Jo Smith says...

Well we know what's going to happen here, more council workers with their parking permits can park any where they choose without get a ticket!!!!!!!!!!!
Well we know what's going to happen here, more council workers with their parking permits can park any where they choose without get a ticket!!!!!!!!!!! Jo Jo Smith
  • Score: 10

8:15am Mon 4 Aug 14

anonomous100 says...

We haven't used a permit system at County Hall for a very long time. What about the public who park in our car parking spaces? What about the public who park in our spaces early in the morning and walk into town, probably to their jobs, what about the public who park in the car park just so they can get free parking to go into town. Before anyone says 'oh dear hard done by staff', just remember our wages have not risen for over 5 years, the cost of living has! Most people do this job because they care about it and having a space to park your car should be part of the work! Also this is the first time the staff have actually been told about the proposal. We have to wait for it to be in the media to find out!! Transparency at it's best!!!
We haven't used a permit system at County Hall for a very long time. What about the public who park in our car parking spaces? What about the public who park in our spaces early in the morning and walk into town, probably to their jobs, what about the public who park in the car park just so they can get free parking to go into town. Before anyone says 'oh dear hard done by staff', just remember our wages have not risen for over 5 years, the cost of living has! Most people do this job because they care about it and having a space to park your car should be part of the work! Also this is the first time the staff have actually been told about the proposal. We have to wait for it to be in the media to find out!! Transparency at it's best!!! anonomous100
  • Score: 0

9:42am Mon 4 Aug 14

Jo Jo Smith says...

I'm sorry but I have seen Wiltshire council parking permits also you can retire at 60, index link pension, reduction in all WC leisure facilities, I have not had a pay rise in five years also, but I enjoy my job and I do not expect free parking as a perk
I'm sorry but I have seen Wiltshire council parking permits also you can retire at 60, index link pension, reduction in all WC leisure facilities, I have not had a pay rise in five years also, but I enjoy my job and I do not expect free parking as a perk Jo Jo Smith
  • Score: 5

9:47am Mon 4 Aug 14

anonomous100 says...

I know we shouldn't expect free parking, and to be honest, this probably isn't my fight as I bike in! But, what I wanted to highlight was that it's ok moaning about staff parking in visitor spaces, but it works both ways!! The permits haven't been used at County Hall since before the renovation, as far as I am aware whether you have a permit or not, not even staff are entitled to park anywhere they like. They have to play by the same rules, if they aren't then it is reflecting badly on the rest of us who do! As for the rest of the 'perks', the hours that most of us work to be honest I'd be surprised if anyone can have time for the gym along with managing families.
I know we shouldn't expect free parking, and to be honest, this probably isn't my fight as I bike in! But, what I wanted to highlight was that it's ok moaning about staff parking in visitor spaces, but it works both ways!! The permits haven't been used at County Hall since before the renovation, as far as I am aware whether you have a permit or not, not even staff are entitled to park anywhere they like. They have to play by the same rules, if they aren't then it is reflecting badly on the rest of us who do! As for the rest of the 'perks', the hours that most of us work to be honest I'd be surprised if anyone can have time for the gym along with managing families. anonomous100
  • Score: -5

10:47am Mon 4 Aug 14

Happy! says...

Why should council workers get free parking in the town when other workers in the town have to pay?
Why should council workers get free parking in the town when other workers in the town have to pay? Happy!
  • Score: 11

11:44am Mon 4 Aug 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

anonomous100 said... " What about the public who park in our car parking spaces?"

Oh, they're YOURS are they?
anonomous100 said... " What about the public who park in our car parking spaces?" Oh, they're YOURS are they? Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 13

1:07pm Mon 4 Aug 14

anonomous100 says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
anonomous100 said... " What about the public who park in our car parking spaces?"

Oh, they're YOURS are they?
My apologies, in our allocated spaces.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: anonomous100 said... " What about the public who park in our car parking spaces?" Oh, they're YOURS are they?[/p][/quote]My apologies, in our allocated spaces. anonomous100
  • Score: -4

1:26pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Terry Chivers says...

this should have been sorted before any building work was allowed
this should have been sorted before any building work was allowed Terry Chivers
  • Score: 30

4:18pm Mon 4 Aug 14

politepanda says...

Happy! wrote:
Why should council workers get free parking in the town when other workers in the town have to pay?
Most don't. They've paid for it somehow or other. If it wasn't won as part of a years-old pay package - they'll pay heavily for it. There are very few working for Wilts Council that get parking free. Unlike JS and her "team".
[quote][p][bold]Happy![/bold] wrote: Why should council workers get free parking in the town when other workers in the town have to pay?[/p][/quote]Most don't. They've paid for it somehow or other. If it wasn't won as part of a years-old pay package - they'll pay heavily for it. There are very few working for Wilts Council that get parking free. Unlike JS and her "team". politepanda
  • Score: 10

7:06pm Mon 4 Aug 14

beetawix says...

its council land and parking can be allocated for staff as they wish. . If council staff car park did not exist, then a very substantial number of people would be added to those daily fighting for spaces in the town.d.
d
The library parking problem, for those who suffer such misery, as you describe it, is easily resolved by visiting on Saturday.
its council land and parking can be allocated for staff as they wish. . If council staff car park did not exist, then a very substantial number of people would be added to those daily fighting for spaces in the town.d. d The library parking problem, for those who suffer such misery, as you describe it, is easily resolved by visiting on Saturday. beetawix
  • Score: 4

11:50am Tue 5 Aug 14

Happy! says...

beetawix wrote:
its council land and parking can be allocated for staff as they wish. . If council staff car park did not exist, then a very substantial number of people would be added to those daily fighting for spaces in the town.d.
d
The library parking problem, for those who suffer such misery, as you describe it, is easily resolved by visiting on Saturday.
And who pays for the Council Land via council Tax? The good people of this town and Wiltshire.
[quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: its council land and parking can be allocated for staff as they wish. . If council staff car park did not exist, then a very substantial number of people would be added to those daily fighting for spaces in the town.d. d The library parking problem, for those who suffer such misery, as you describe it, is easily resolved by visiting on Saturday.[/p][/quote]And who pays for the Council Land via council Tax? The good people of this town and Wiltshire. Happy!
  • Score: 4

12:40pm Tue 5 Aug 14

beetawix says...

Happy! wrote:
beetawix wrote:
its council land and parking can be allocated for staff as they wish. . If council staff car park did not exist, then a very substantial number of people would be added to those daily fighting for spaces in the town.d.
d
The library parking problem, for those who suffer such misery, as you describe it, is easily resolved by visiting on Saturday.
And who pays for the Council Land via council Tax? The good people of this town and Wiltshire.
quite possibly.
bad people too.

that is not the point.
Would you also suggest that council staff should not receive any wages or have to walk to town to use the toiletes

I recall the Bowyers car park. Gosh, the number of pork pies and sausages I bought to support that.
[quote][p][bold]Happy![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: its council land and parking can be allocated for staff as they wish. . If council staff car park did not exist, then a very substantial number of people would be added to those daily fighting for spaces in the town.d. d The library parking problem, for those who suffer such misery, as you describe it, is easily resolved by visiting on Saturday.[/p][/quote]And who pays for the Council Land via council Tax? The good people of this town and Wiltshire.[/p][/quote]quite possibly. bad people too. that is not the point. Would you also suggest that council staff should not receive any wages or have to walk to town to use the toiletes I recall the Bowyers car park. Gosh, the number of pork pies and sausages I bought to support that. beetawix
  • Score: 3

3:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Jo Jo Smith says...

politepanda wrote:
Happy! wrote:
Why should council workers get free parking in the town when other workers in the town have to pay?
Most don't. They've paid for it somehow or other. If it wasn't won as part of a years-old pay package - they'll pay heavily for it. There are very few working for Wilts Council that get parking free. Unlike JS and her "team".
Politepanda
I can ensure that I pay for my parking like any other tax payer in this town If only WC, brings down their parking charges and bring them in line with The Shire you would see a lot more people using them, please bike around the town and have a look and you will see that WC car parks are half empty.
P.s I was not referring the the park permit at County Hall but else wear.
[quote][p][bold]politepanda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy![/bold] wrote: Why should council workers get free parking in the town when other workers in the town have to pay?[/p][/quote]Most don't. They've paid for it somehow or other. If it wasn't won as part of a years-old pay package - they'll pay heavily for it. There are very few working for Wilts Council that get parking free. Unlike JS and her "team".[/p][/quote]Politepanda I can ensure that I pay for my parking like any other tax payer in this town If only WC, brings down their parking charges and bring them in line with The Shire you would see a lot more people using them, please bike around the town and have a look and you will see that WC car parks are half empty. P.s I was not referring the the park permit at County Hall but else wear. Jo Jo Smith
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Tue 5 Aug 14

politepanda says...

Jo Jo Smith wrote:
politepanda wrote:
Happy! wrote:
Why should council workers get free parking in the town when other workers in the town have to pay?
Most don't. They've paid for it somehow or other. If it wasn't won as part of a years-old pay package - they'll pay heavily for it. There are very few working for Wilts Council that get parking free. Unlike JS and her "team".
Politepanda
I can ensure that I pay for my parking like any other tax payer in this town If only WC, brings down their parking charges and bring them in line with The Shire you would see a lot more people using them, please bike around the town and have a look and you will see that WC car parks are half empty.
P.s I was not referring the the park permit at County Hall but else wear.
What?
[quote][p][bold]Jo Jo Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politepanda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy![/bold] wrote: Why should council workers get free parking in the town when other workers in the town have to pay?[/p][/quote]Most don't. They've paid for it somehow or other. If it wasn't won as part of a years-old pay package - they'll pay heavily for it. There are very few working for Wilts Council that get parking free. Unlike JS and her "team".[/p][/quote]Politepanda I can ensure that I pay for my parking like any other tax payer in this town If only WC, brings down their parking charges and bring them in line with The Shire you would see a lot more people using them, please bike around the town and have a look and you will see that WC car parks are half empty. P.s I was not referring the the park permit at County Hall but else wear.[/p][/quote]What? politepanda
  • Score: -2

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