What do you think about the proposed closure of Axbridge car park?

THE Somerset Mercury spoke to Axbridge residents to find out what they thought about the proposed closure of Meadow Street car park.

THE Somerset Mercury spoke to Axbridge residents to find out what they thought about the proposed closure of Meadow Street car park.

* Tony Jameson, aged 43, of St Marys Street, said: "When The Square is closed for events, the Meadow Street car park is full. Parking is a real issue for everyone. Axbridge is a medieval town and was never built for cars." His wife Alison, aged 43, said: "I am worried about the children walking to school. It is a rural school and not everyone lives in the town so they have to drive in. They need the car park to avoid parking on the streets."

* Katie Weir, aged 42, of St Marys Street, said: "The closure would be a terrible idea, we need another car park rather than closing this one. Most of the older houses in the town do not have parking and use the car park after work and weekends. I don't think the council give a damn. Who will buy my house if they cannot park near it?"

* Les Stanley, aged 57, who lives off The Square, said: "The council has a budget problem now, but if the car park is sold it will be permanent. It is not thinking about the future. Axbridge is a medieval town with special needs. What we don't want is lots of cars clogging the roads because they cannot park anywhere else."


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* Maggie Stanley, aged 54, who lives off The Square, said: "I spent two years putting together a parish plan for Axbridge and one of the main concerns residents had was parking. It obviously hasn't listened to a word. If the car park is closed it will cause big problems for business because their customers wont be able to park.

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