Parking plan is not needed

PUBLISHED: 17:01 19 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 06 May 2010

SIR – Having seen your article in The Comet dated October 12, we felt that we needed to write in. We have lived in Boswell Gardens for nearly five years now, and we are very disappointed that the Stevenage Borough Council has submitted plans to have yell

SIR - Having seen your article in The Comet dated October 12, we felt that we needed to write in.

We have lived in Boswell Gardens for nearly five years now, and we are very disappointed that the Stevenage Borough Council has submitted plans to have yellow lines in Boswell Gardens

This is surely down to the hospital to provide parking, firstly for all staff at no charge, why do you have to pay to park where you work? The hospital is big enough to provide the necessary spaces for both patients and their visitors

We totally agree with Lesley Rolls' comments and will not pay any parking tickets or fines to park where we live.

The Council should have a major rethink about this, we are already in the higher rate of council tax and now they want more for parking in the street we live in - totally outrageous

MR AND MRS BOTFIELD

Boswell Gardens

Stevenage Old Town

SIR - With reference to your article 'Yellow Peril' in last week's Comet. I would like to agree with Lesley Rolls about the ridiculous parking restrictions being suggested.

Whilst I am sympathetic with the residents who are affected by the hospital parking, I do feel if you buy a house near to a school or a hospital, you should accept there will be some parking issues. Even if Stevenage Borough Council goes ahead with the restrictions, these residents may still be affected as disabled badge holders can legally park for up to three hours on yellow lines. I do feel though, that Chancellors Road should have yellow lines on one side, particularly around the bends, as this is a safety issue, especially on frosty and icy mornings.

I live in Matthews Close and we do not have any parking problems at present, so why should we have our close yellow lined when it does not affect us? I have consulted the other residents of Matthews Close and the general view is that we do not want restrictions in our close. We feel that it would restrict our social lives, put off prospective house buyers and may even reduce out house prices.

Stevenage Borough Council are not addressing the problem, they are merely shifting it to someone else's doorstep. They need to talk to the hospital and between them come up with a scheme for a multi-story or existing car parking, instead of wasting money on ludicrous schemes which will affect many residents who at present live in harmony.

JOCELYN ELDRIDGE

Matthews Close

Stevenage


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