For a while now, when knocking on doors in Newtown the number one issue that comes up has been parking - lack of space, or too many cars depending on your point of view. I've been pointing people to the local car sharing scheme Commonwheels as one way to reduce parking pressures and we've also been looking to removing excess yellow lines. Stepping back and looking at the bigger picture we've been lobbying for more cheap and reliable alternatives to the car and a shift to more local living.
Following on from a lot of complaints on this issue, the council is now conducting a parking review of Newtown. They are investigating introducing residents' parking across the whole area. I've therefore organised a public meeting. This is so people can hear what the council thinks and have their say.
When: Friday 21st November, 7:00pm
Where: Wycliffe Church, 233 Kings Road, Wycliffe room.
All local councillors and a representative have been invited as well as the whole of Newtown.