Friday, 27 May 2016

Have your say on pay-and-display around the hospital...



A council consultation is now running on the plans from Labour councillors to introduce a large pay-and-display and residents’ parking scheme around the hospital. This consultation is your opportunity to respond to the Council and register your views.

We have concerns about this scheme – plans of which can be found overleaf and more detailed plans online here: http://www.reading.gov.uk/redlands-parking-consultation

Our main concern is that it will displace parking to other areas around its edge (e.g. east of Alexandra Road, Avebury Square and Whitby Drive). We think most of this scheme should be paused now, so it can be improved for all residents in Redlands.

Comments can be sent by email to highway.objections@reading.gov.uk quoting ref: CA/4562 and CA/4748 . Transport Planner Jim Chen can answer any questions on 0118 9372198. Alternatively you can write to:

C J Brooks, Head of Legal and Democratic Services
Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU

The consultation ends on June 9th and the results will go to a future Traffic Committee which will decide to go ahead or not. Email us if you would like to be kept updated.

We will keep working with residents for fair and sustainable transport solutions.

UPDATE: a public meeting on this issue has been organised by a resident concerned about the impact of this scheme for Monday, June 6, 6 PM until 8 PM at St Luke’s Church. Everyone welcome.

6 comments:

Clare Goulbourn said...

https://www.change.org/p/reading-borough-council-prevent-the-introduction-of-new-parking-restrictions-around-the-rbh

Rob White said...

Thanks Clare, if you could encourage people who have signed the petition to respond individually to the consultation that will help build the pressure against this scheme.

Clare Goulbourn said...

I think the wonderful thing about Change.org is that when people sign it automatically sends an email to the highway.objections@reading.gov.uk but I will also send an update out later with a letter for people to copy and paste and re-send. That way we can inundate them :)

Rob White said...

Thanks.

Rob White said...

Well done at the meeting last night Clare. I was on baby duty and so had to leave before I had a chance to speak to you. Send me an email with your phone number and maybe we could chat about what next on the phone. rob@readinggreenparty.org.uk or 07985 923938

Clare Goulbourn said...

Apparently there is a meeting today between Reading Borough Council and the RBH!