Search for car parking spaces

A FACT finding mission is to be launched to look at ways of making more parking space available at Nailsea and Backwell train station. The move follows increasing concern about the number of people parking in side roads and at Backwell Lake because there

A FACT finding mission is to be launched to look at ways of making more parking space available at Nailsea and Backwell train station.The move follows increasing concern about the number of people parking in side roads and at Backwell Lake because there are no spaces available at the car park. Nailsea councillor Rod Lees said: "The car park at the moment is not large enough to accommodate all the people who leave their vehicles there to use the train."This is resulting in people leaving their cars in Backwell Lake car park which is not ideal."The lake is a popular beauty spot which is full of wildlife, not an overspill car park."In this day and age we are supposed to be encouraging people off the roads and onto public transport, but how can we do that if the facilities are not there."What we need to find out is whether there is a possibility of expanding the car park and who would be willing to fund any improvements."Nailsea Town Council has now written to North Somerset asking it to consider whether expanding the car park would be an option.North Somerset Council said it is currently looking at a number of options to resolve the car parking problems, but refused to be drawn on what they were.Council spokesman Zoe Briffitt said: "We are aware of the problems at the car park and are looking at a number of different options at the moment."We are continuing to talk to both the parish and town council to keep them involved."A lot more research needs to be done into the issue."When we have more information on these options then a report will go to executive member for strategic planning and transport, John Crockford-Hawley for his consideration.


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