MP is asked to sort out parking problems
PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 January 2012
A RESIDENTS' group will meet an MP this month to appeal for something to be done about car parking problems in a North Somerset village.
Bus services had to be diverted from a road in Uphill after it frequently became blocked by parked cars.
Weston General Hospital recently introduced parking charges for its staff car park and some residents felt this led workers to park on the roads surrounding it, including Uphill Road South.
Now Uphill Village Society is planning to meet John Penrose MP to try to get something done about the issue.
North Somerset Council recently said it would put yellow lines on the roads, but the society is not convinced this measure will be enough to solve the problems.
Stewart Castle, from the society, said: “We welcome double yellow lines, but we need the council or police to enforce it.”
Hospital spokesman Caroline Welch said: “Society members informed the board double yellow lines for Uphill were currently under discussion within the local authority.
“Trust chairman Chris Creswick pointed out parking issues in the village pre-dated the introduction of parking charges for trust staff.
“He listed actions the board had taken in recent months, such as writing to all staff to remind them of their obligation to park appropriately if they chose to park in Uphill.
“The trust is committed to working with the police and the council, so that all parties concerned may continue to collaborate to find a way to improve the situation.”