Council to review on-street parking across Dorset

Dorset Echo: Council to review on-street parking across Dorset Council to review on-street parking across Dorset

COUNCILLORS are set to review on-street parking schemes across Dorset.

A policy development panel set up by Dorset County Council examined the issue following feedback from towns that were being considered for the scheme.

And now a new set of criteria will be used to consider whether on-street parking is right for an area, on a case-by-case basis.

The county council is responsible for all public roads, streets and pavements, except for the major trunk roads that are managed by the Highways Agency.

The council claims on-street parking schemes can help to reduce congestion and increase the number of spaces available for visitors in busy town centres.

The cross-party panel of councillors established that there were benefits from well designed schemes in appropriate locations.

But they have agreed a number of principles for the county council to use when looking to apply on-street pay and display parking in a particular area.

The main condition is that paying for parking on the street will be used only when there is a clearly defined problem to solve. This could be traffic congestion, or issues with the availability of parking in the town.

Another key step is to make sure that local communities and councils are involved in the process, and that their needs and concerns are met by the scheme.

Cllr Bill Trite, chairman of the policy development panel, said: “On-street pay and display will not be introduced purely as a source of income for the council. There must be a distinct problem to solve, where pay and display would be an appropriate solution.

“To produce a scheme that solves a local issue, we need to understand local needs, conditions and concerns. One size does not fit all.”

Each scheme will be reviewed after a year to make sure it has achieved the desired result. Alterations can be made at this stage to fine tune the scheme.

Towns will now be evaluated and prioritised using this new set of criteria.

For information about parking visit www.dorsetforyou.com/parking

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7:13pm Mon 12 May 14

ksmain says...

The only thing that worries me about this is that it will shove those people who don't want to pay into residential areas on the fringes of the town centre, where residents rely on the roads to be able to park near their houses, as most of the properties are old houses and therefore have no garages. It already is hard enough to park in these areas without having to compete with those who don't want to pay and I can see councils looking at the £'s without bothering to look at other ethical issues.
The only thing that worries me about this is that it will shove those people who don't want to pay into residential areas on the fringes of the town centre, where residents rely on the roads to be able to park near their houses, as most of the properties are old houses and therefore have no garages. It already is hard enough to park in these areas without having to compete with those who don't want to pay and I can see councils looking at the £'s without bothering to look at other ethical issues. ksmain
  • Score: 9

7:35pm Mon 12 May 14

cj07589 says...

Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.
Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes. cj07589
  • Score: 10

7:50pm Mon 12 May 14

ksmain says...

cj07589 wrote:
Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.
Exactly.

Of course it would help matters if the currrent Park & Ride system didn't have it's prices doubled every time the summer arrives - perhaps if it didn't more may be encouraged to use it.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Of course it would help matters if the currrent Park & Ride system didn't have it's prices doubled every time the summer arrives - perhaps if it didn't more may be encouraged to use it. ksmain
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Mon 12 May 14

woodsedge says...

Don't worry UKIP are coming!

"They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town"

Don't know about the rest of Dorset.
Don't worry UKIP are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town" Don't know about the rest of Dorset. woodsedge
  • Score: -3

8:28pm Mon 12 May 14

cosmick says...

Yea.
Yea. cosmick
  • Score: 1

8:30pm Mon 12 May 14

ksmain says...

woodsedge wrote:
Don't worry UKIP are coming!

"They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town"

Don't know about the rest of Dorset.
Aha - but you much have the necessary documents to prove you're British born and bred first!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Don't worry UKIP are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town" Don't know about the rest of Dorset.[/p][/quote]Aha - but you much have the necessary documents to prove you're British born and bred first!!!!! ksmain
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Mon 12 May 14

JamesYoung says...

woodsedge wrote:
Don't worry UKIP are coming!

"They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town"

Don't know about the rest of Dorset.
If they had closed the pavilion, the money saved would have been enough to offer free parking from 1st September until 1st April....just when we most need visitors. I'm told that the English Defence League rally was smaller than expected last year because of the cost of parking, so its not like there is no detrimental effect of high parking prices.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Don't worry UKIP are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town" Don't know about the rest of Dorset.[/p][/quote]If they had closed the pavilion, the money saved would have been enough to offer free parking from 1st September until 1st April....just when we most need visitors. I'm told that the English Defence League rally was smaller than expected last year because of the cost of parking, so its not like there is no detrimental effect of high parking prices. JamesYoung
  • Score: 2

8:58pm Mon 12 May 14

Natalie18 says...

ksmain wrote:
The only thing that worries me about this is that it will shove those people who don't want to pay into residential areas on the fringes of the town centre, where residents rely on the roads to be able to park near their houses, as most of the properties are old houses and therefore have no garages. It already is hard enough to park in these areas without having to compete with those who don't want to pay and I can see councils looking at the £'s without bothering to look at other ethical issues.
Totally agree with this statement, we live on the outskirts of town and very rarely i can park near my house and at weekends i have to leave my car and walk even if i need it. The introduction of high car park fees and street parking has pushed the probelm out to residential areas. In my area we were asked if we wanted residential parking but because some properties have drives and garages it was rejected by the majority and we have has to suffer. I watch on a daily basis people parking up and walking to work or into town to shop this does not include the car loads of tourists going to the beach. I have a disability but have been told i do not qualify for disabled parking which i have to say i agree with as i have good days and bad but when i have a bad day i am not able to walk half a mile to my house. Things need to change i have spoke to my neighbours and spoken to the council who basically said live with it. A few years ago i spke to the local councillor who told me if i canvassed the area myself and got enough people to support me it might be considered. JOKE !!
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: The only thing that worries me about this is that it will shove those people who don't want to pay into residential areas on the fringes of the town centre, where residents rely on the roads to be able to park near their houses, as most of the properties are old houses and therefore have no garages. It already is hard enough to park in these areas without having to compete with those who don't want to pay and I can see councils looking at the £'s without bothering to look at other ethical issues.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this statement, we live on the outskirts of town and very rarely i can park near my house and at weekends i have to leave my car and walk even if i need it. The introduction of high car park fees and street parking has pushed the probelm out to residential areas. In my area we were asked if we wanted residential parking but because some properties have drives and garages it was rejected by the majority and we have has to suffer. I watch on a daily basis people parking up and walking to work or into town to shop this does not include the car loads of tourists going to the beach. I have a disability but have been told i do not qualify for disabled parking which i have to say i agree with as i have good days and bad but when i have a bad day i am not able to walk half a mile to my house. Things need to change i have spoke to my neighbours and spoken to the council who basically said live with it. A few years ago i spke to the local councillor who told me if i canvassed the area myself and got enough people to support me it might be considered. JOKE !! Natalie18
  • Score: -1

9:07pm Mon 12 May 14

cj07589 says...

woodsedge wrote:
Don't worry UKIP are coming!

"They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town"

Don't know about the rest of Dorset.
Don't worry Za Nu Labour are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop I to town" Don't know there ar$e from their elbow let alone the dorset electorates wishes but get a rosette on there then it's happy days ain't that right my dear unionist closed thinking pal??
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Don't worry UKIP are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town" Don't know about the rest of Dorset.[/p][/quote]Don't worry Za Nu Labour are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop I to town" Don't know there ar$e from their elbow let alone the dorset electorates wishes but get a rosette on there then it's happy days ain't that right my dear unionist closed thinking pal?? cj07589
  • Score: 0

9:15pm Mon 12 May 14

cj07589 says...

ksmain wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.
Exactly.

Of course it would help matters if the currrent Park & Ride system didn't have it's prices doubled every time the summer arrives - perhaps if it didn't more may be encouraged to use it.
Yeah but that's council mentality isn't it? The don't truly encourage sustainable transport but simply see it as an additional income stream just the same as the residents parking permit will require full time administration and higher poll taxes to sustain it.
It's a loose loose for residents.
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Of course it would help matters if the currrent Park & Ride system didn't have it's prices doubled every time the summer arrives - perhaps if it didn't more may be encouraged to use it.[/p][/quote]Yeah but that's council mentality isn't it? The don't truly encourage sustainable transport but simply see it as an additional income stream just the same as the residents parking permit will require full time administration and higher poll taxes to sustain it. It's a loose loose for residents. cj07589
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Mon 12 May 14

woodsedge says...

cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Don't worry UKIP are coming!

"They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town"

Don't know about the rest of Dorset.
Don't worry Za Nu Labour are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop I to town" Don't know there ar$e from their elbow let alone the dorset electorates wishes but get a rosette on there then it's happy days ain't that right my dear unionist closed thinking pal??
It's disappointing that you need to revert to name calling cj, and I can assure you that anyone who knows me would tell you that I am no lover of new Labour.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Don't worry UKIP are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town" Don't know about the rest of Dorset.[/p][/quote]Don't worry Za Nu Labour are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop I to town" Don't know there ar$e from their elbow let alone the dorset electorates wishes but get a rosette on there then it's happy days ain't that right my dear unionist closed thinking pal??[/p][/quote]It's disappointing that you need to revert to name calling cj, and I can assure you that anyone who knows me would tell you that I am no lover of new Labour. woodsedge
  • Score: 0

9:37pm Mon 12 May 14

cj07589 says...

woodsedge wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Don't worry UKIP are coming!

"They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town"

Don't know about the rest of Dorset.
Don't worry Za Nu Labour are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop I to town" Don't know there ar$e from their elbow let alone the dorset electorates wishes but get a rosette on there then it's happy days ain't that right my dear unionist closed thinking pal??
It's disappointing that you need to revert to name calling cj, and I can assure you that anyone who knows me would tell you that I am no lover of new Labour.
There is no name calling just changing the party name and using your lines......
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Don't worry UKIP are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town" Don't know about the rest of Dorset.[/p][/quote]Don't worry Za Nu Labour are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop I to town" Don't know there ar$e from their elbow let alone the dorset electorates wishes but get a rosette on there then it's happy days ain't that right my dear unionist closed thinking pal??[/p][/quote]It's disappointing that you need to revert to name calling cj, and I can assure you that anyone who knows me would tell you that I am no lover of new Labour.[/p][/quote]There is no name calling just changing the party name and using your lines...... cj07589
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Mon 12 May 14

Tinker2 says...

cj07589 wrote:
ksmain wrote:
cj07589 wrote: Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.
Exactly. Of course it would help matters if the currrent Park & Ride system didn't have it's prices doubled every time the summer arrives - perhaps if it didn't more may be encouraged to use it.
Yeah but that's council mentality isn't it? The don't truly encourage sustainable transport but simply see it as an additional income stream just the same as the residents parking permit will require full time administration and higher poll taxes to sustain it. It's a loose loose for residents.
It might be a loose noose for footloose, moose loving loose women residents? but I know what you mean about lose lose situations.
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Of course it would help matters if the currrent Park & Ride system didn't have it's prices doubled every time the summer arrives - perhaps if it didn't more may be encouraged to use it.[/p][/quote]Yeah but that's council mentality isn't it? The don't truly encourage sustainable transport but simply see it as an additional income stream just the same as the residents parking permit will require full time administration and higher poll taxes to sustain it. It's a loose loose for residents.[/p][/quote]It might be a loose noose for footloose, moose loving loose women residents? but I know what you mean about lose lose situations. Tinker2
  • Score: -1

9:49pm Mon 12 May 14

cj07589 says...

woodsedge wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
Don't worry UKIP are coming!

"They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town"

Don't know about the rest of Dorset.
Don't worry Za Nu Labour are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop I to town" Don't know there ar$e from their elbow let alone the dorset electorates wishes but get a rosette on there then it's happy days ain't that right my dear unionist closed thinking pal??
It's disappointing that you need to revert to name calling cj, and I can assure you that anyone who knows me would tell you that I am no lover of new Labour.
Your persistent efforts to bad mouth a certain 'party' in advance of the local elections is duly noted. No doubt we have days of further negativity to follow.
I do wonder since you say you partial how come you raise UKIP at any and every opportunity are you receiving funding from the Tory boys? Since I know your a union man it seemed only fair that I replied in similar broad sweeping generalisations with inaccuracies.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Don't worry UKIP are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop into town" Don't know about the rest of Dorset.[/p][/quote]Don't worry Za Nu Labour are coming! "They will work to get parking sorted out in WEYMOUTH. More free parking to help people who just have to pop I to town" Don't know there ar$e from their elbow let alone the dorset electorates wishes but get a rosette on there then it's happy days ain't that right my dear unionist closed thinking pal??[/p][/quote]It's disappointing that you need to revert to name calling cj, and I can assure you that anyone who knows me would tell you that I am no lover of new Labour.[/p][/quote]Your persistent efforts to bad mouth a certain 'party' in advance of the local elections is duly noted. No doubt we have days of further negativity to follow. I do wonder since you say you partial how come you raise UKIP at any and every opportunity are you receiving funding from the Tory boys? Since I know your a union man it seemed only fair that I replied in similar broad sweeping generalisations with inaccuracies. cj07589
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Mon 12 May 14

cj07589 says...

Tinker2 wrote:
cj07589 wrote:
ksmain wrote:
cj07589 wrote: Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.
Exactly. Of course it would help matters if the currrent Park & Ride system didn't have it's prices doubled every time the summer arrives - perhaps if it didn't more may be encouraged to use it.
Yeah but that's council mentality isn't it? The don't truly encourage sustainable transport but simply see it as an additional income stream just the same as the residents parking permit will require full time administration and higher poll taxes to sustain it. It's a loose loose for residents.
It might be a loose noose for footloose, moose loving loose women residents? but I know what you mean about lose lose situations.
:-)) opps I've been told off! Sorry must try harder or control **** predictive text from going AWOL.
[quote][p][bold]Tinker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: Excellent short sighted thinking by the LA. Imposing pay parking simply moves the problem on to another part of the town. This is what happened in Bath, and the net result was all the residents having to pay for the privilege to park outside their homes.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Of course it would help matters if the currrent Park & Ride system didn't have it's prices doubled every time the summer arrives - perhaps if it didn't more may be encouraged to use it.[/p][/quote]Yeah but that's council mentality isn't it? The don't truly encourage sustainable transport but simply see it as an additional income stream just the same as the residents parking permit will require full time administration and higher poll taxes to sustain it. It's a loose loose for residents.[/p][/quote]It might be a loose noose for footloose, moose loving loose women residents? but I know what you mean about lose lose situations.[/p][/quote]:-)) opps I've been told off! Sorry must try harder or control **** predictive text from going AWOL. cj07589
  • Score: 0

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