Support still strong for car park

SUPPORT to keep an Axbridge car park open is still strong and floods of letters are still being sent to the district council.

SUPPORT to keep an Axbridge car park open is still strong and floods of letters are still being sent to the district council.

Meadow Street car park is already out for tender by Sedgemoor District Council but the town council is still eager to keep the space as a car park.

The news comes after the district authority revealed a funding gap of £1.8million and the car park was named as one of the assets that could be sold to raise money.

A petition has been handed to councillors at Sedgemoor along with more than 70 letters from residents against the closure.


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At a town council meeting this week, councillors agreed to send a formal letter to the district authority requesting it acquire some sort of control of the car park, such as leasing it.

Cllr Liz Scott said: "There have been a lot of letters of support for the car park so the district council knows the feelings of the town.

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"The decision will go to a committee later this month and there will be an opportunity for members of the town council to speak.

"I have spoken at previous meetings along with members of the community and we encouraged officers in the district council to meet with the town council to discuss a way forward."

Axbridge Action Group has handed a 350-name petition to Sedgemoor while blue posters are displayed in most windows around The Square, urging people to write to the district authority and keep the car park open.

Axbridge First School headteacher Gillian Briggs has also sent letters to parents, encouraging them to write to Sedgemoor.

Parents of students at the school are allowed to use the car park at the beginning and end of the school day. Children then join a walking bus down to the school.

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