Public to have a say in revamp of car and lorry park just weeks after it got a ‘make over’

JUST weeks after completing a ‘make over’ of a town centre car and lorry park engineers may be called back to sort out the confusion left in their wake.

JUST weeks after completing a ‘make over’ of a town centre car and lorry park engineers may be called back to sort out the confusion left in their wake.

Councillor Jan French said motorists were confused following the re-painting of lines which has meant some spaces are too narrow or too short for many cars.

Now the public is to be consulted over how to improve the City Road Lorry Park which doubles as a car park until late afternoon after which lorries use half of it for overnight parking.

Numbers of parking spaces for motorists were reduced when new bays were recently marked out.

Cllr Jan French said Fenland District Council will look again at the markings and take notice of public opinion.

She said the council would be looking at the results of a usage survey in a bid to get the correct provision between cars and lorries.

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She said: “It will go out to public consultation - the public will get their say so we can come up with the best possible solution. I should stress that this is nothing whatsoever to do with pay parking.

“We want people to come into the town to shop and if they cannot get parked they will find somewhere else to do their shopping. What we are looking at is not an expensive thing to do but we want to get it right.”

Cllr French said she was unsure what form the public consultation would take but it could be a questionnaire.

She said it had become clear that usage of the lorry park had changed over the years with fewer lorries parking there.

Cllr French said: “Motorists need to be able to park in the proper manner and the way it is at the moment is just confusing.

“I think that now the market place is working well for parking we need to get City Road sorted out.”

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