Sedgemoor District Council’s decision to stop residents’ informal parking on an area of park land outside Eastover Bowls Club was met with dismay by local residents. However, parking over a number of years had caused serious soil erosion and damage to tree stumps, presenting issues of health and safety.
A small hard standing area free from trees was formed and given over to Bowling Club use. Local councillors Dave Loveridge and Moira Brown have been in regular contact with those residents who complained they now had nowhere to park A meeting was held with the Area Traffic Engineer, Jeff Bunting, and the possibility of a resident’s only parking scheme discussed. This zone could include Cranleigh Gardens, Barclay Street, Gordon Terrace and (possibly) one side of St Johns Street.
Moira and Dave will now visit all residents in these streets to determine the level of support for a parking zone. There needs to be 60% agreement from all households across the zone to get the scheme off the ground, and through the first stage. We will keep you updated on how things progress.
For more information about resident parking schemes visit Somerset County Council web site .