No sooner had the agenda for Thursday’s meeting, which will discuss changes to the access arrangements in the City centre, been published than concerns were raised about linked issues.
In the main concerns related to the volume of traffic illicitly accessing roads through the area. Most noticeably the Monk Bar, Goodramgate, Kings Square route which seems to be widely misused.
The situation has got worse since the repaving of Kings Square with the Council apparently deciding against reintroducing parking restrictions (in case the yellow paint spoiled the appearance of the new paving).
The result has often been chaotic.
Today contractors seeking parking space before working on the new “Santas Grotto” found vehicles parked despite no parking cones having been put out.
At least one car had received a ticket but others had not.
Clearly sorting out this mess needs to take priority for the Councils limited resources.
One suggestion is that street furniture (e.g. seats) be located to stop parking although this would not stop vehicles parking on the Barnitts side of the square.
Yellow lines and regular enforcement are probably the only solution