March resident calls for more disabled parking on Broad Street to help people like his 93 year-old cousin

PUBLISHED: 16:11 26 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:11 26 January 2015

Parking outside the March post office.Picture: Steve Williams.

Parking outside the March post office.Picture: Steve Williams.

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A resident claims there is not enough disabled parking on Broad Street.

Parking outside the March post office.Picture: Steve Williams.Parking outside the March post office.Picture: Steve Williams.

Ralph Wright says his disabled cousin, 93 year-old Stan Hawkins, is one of many people who are being prevented from using the post office, chemists or the main shopping area because there is a lack of disabled spaces nearby.

He said: “Disabled drivers can no longer park near to the post office, chemists or on the main shopping area. Many have effectively been prevented from using them.

“Parking on the other side is far from ideal for those with walking difficulties. To have to cross Broad Street when you are disabled is an ordeal for a lot of folks.”

Remarking the parking bays would cost little and make a big difference to disabled people in the town, Mr Wright says.

He said: “The only designated disabled spaces are in Greys Lane or on the market place, which are nearly always full and quite a walk for some.

“The bus stops are never fully utilised and taxis do have wheels and could move anywhere.”

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