PARKING restrictions have been proposed in Worle after a bus route was recently upgraded.

This is part of the council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan, which is proposing parking restrictions along the new number 6 bus route through Station Road.

The area has experienced access problems due to bottlenecks created by parked vehicles which make it difficult for buses to negotiate the road.

To prevent this problem, parking restrictions have been proposed to allow easier access for the bus.

The upgraded number 6 service between Weston bus interchange and Worle Retail Park, via Upper Bristol Road, Worle High Street, and Mead Vale, will run every 30 minutes during the day and every 60 minutes evenings and Sundays.

Cllr Hannah Young, executive member for Highways and Transport at North Somerset Council, said: “The new number 6 service will link Upper Bristol Road to Worle High Street for the first time in several years, stopping at both doctors’ surgeries with a new evening service.

“The service makes a huge difference to the local community, so we need to protect it and make sure that it runs smoothly.”

Cllr Jemma Coles, ward member for Weston-super-Mare and Mid Worle at North Somerset Council, said: “Station Road has been a particular problem, and I am very pleased that the new parking restrictions will not only help protect bus services around Worle, but will allow us to improve parking and access for residents in Station Road, improving the general traffic flows in the area.”

The lines will be installed by the end of September.

More information on the Bus Improvement Service Plan can be found on the council website: Bus service improvement plan | North Somerset Council (