Petition - our road should not be an overflow car park

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 May 2011

View of Castle Batch and Community Centre, North Worle.

View of Castle Batch and Community Centre, North Worle.


CAMPAIGNERS in Worle are hoping that parking chaos on their doorsteps could be a thing of the past.

A petition has been put together by people living near Castle Batch Community Centre who say they are fed up with inconsiderate drivers.

At a recent North Somerset full council meeting, North Worle councillor Marica Pepperall presented the list of signatures.

She says residents of Bishops Avenue are asking for a new vehicle entrance to Castle Batch because the current one is a problem and was designed when the centre was hardly used.

The petition asks to close the Bishops Avenue entrance to cars and have one from St Marks Road instead.

Following the meeting Councillor Pepperall said: “The petition was signed by all the people living in Bishops Avenue.

“The new entrance would automatically give increased parking - which is short at present.

“Currently Bishops Avenue becomes the overflow car park and at the weekend this sometimes leads to antisocial behaviour as well.

“A new entrance would be far better to enhance the beautifully-refurbished community centre.

“It would not run past any homes and it would also be more easily located.

“The Bishops Avenue residents get their drives blocked and sometimes the whole road is blocked.

“The road is far too narrow to be the entrance for Castle Batch - especially as it is now so popular with all the improvements to the centre as well.”

Castle Batch Community Centre has recently been completely refurbished to include new facilities, both inside and outside.

A celebration will be held in the playing field from 12noon-4pm on June 1 to mark the official opening.

There will be an afternoon of free family fun, to include a barbecue and games and entertainment.

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