ePetition - TRO-14a-2017 Elm Grove Sunday parking restrictions

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TRO-14a-2017 Elm Grove Sunday parking restrictions

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to undertake two urgent changes: 1) That the scheme be restricted to Monday to Saturday only. This still delivers the scheme’s prime purpose – to remove the congestion from commuters, workers, and shoppers, but allows freer movement just on Sundays. 2) That the shared pay/residents bays are replaced by pay only bays, so that there is at least a very limited opportunity for people without residents permits to be able to park.

We rely on the support and fellowship we get at St Joseph’s Church in Elm Grove. This depends on people who have cars to bring people to church on Sunday, and most of these live outside the area, as the church also serves Bevendean and Moulsecoomb. They would not be able to park, as they would not get a residents’ permit. This will prevent not only the drivers getting to the church but also the local and non local elderly residents that they bring (affecting 140 people in all and threatening the ongoing community life of the whole church).
The main church services are on Sundays. The people affected will not be able to park in the very few shared spaces, as it is clear that the shortage of residents parking spaces will ensure that nearly all shared spaces will have a resident permit holder parked there.

Started by: Tad Matus

This ePetition ran from 05/06/2017 to 26/06/2017 and has now finished.

153 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

Response provided by the Chair of the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee at their meeting on 27 June 2017:

“The parking schemes have been through an extensive consultation period with three stages of consultation and we do need to ensure the restrictions are compatible with nearby parking schemes in the Central Brighton area to minimise vehicle displacement
The options available within the current design allow parishioners and visitors to the church the opportunity to park within two areas of ‘shared’ pay and display or pay by phone locations situated close by.
Alternatively, there is the option to use the parking provision of a neighbouring scheme a few roads away where restrictions would not apply over the weekend.
Officers are of the opinion that the introduction of exclusive pay and display would be underutilised for much of the time in an area where parking for residents is at a premium.
It is proposed that any schemes introduced are reviewed after 12-18 months which will allow the Council to consider any difficulties for parking should they arise and we will pay particular attention to the church area”


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