On-street parking charges survey to go out

Hereford Times: On-street parking charges survey to go out On-street parking charges survey to go out

SHOPPERS and traders are being asked to give their views about the possibility of on-street parking charges being introduced to Hereford city centre.

The Hereford Times reported in January that Herefordshire Council is considering a range of options to manage traffic flow into and around the city centre, to reduce congestion and create a safer and more pleasurable place for shoppers.

Motorists can currently park free of charge in a number of places near High Town and the cathedral.

Castle Street offers drivers a free two-hour period, while visitors can park free of charge in Bridge Street for an hour.

Vehicles can also be left in St Owen Street for up to half an hour without payment.

Some independent traders have already told the Hereford Times that they fear that the city will become "dead" if the charges are introduced and people will shop elsewhere.

And, last autumn, Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said that local authorities are "failing in its duty" to small businesses and residents if it does not offer free parking for up to 30 minutes.

Herefordshire Council has said that the review will aim to support current schemes, including rationalising existing signage, having 20mph zones and adding more cycling facilities.

"The review will look at the number of street parking spaces and where they are, how current restrictions control parking and whether they are appropriate," said Councillor Philip Price, cabinet member for infrastructure.

"We need to understand how and what changes might better control traffic flow into and around the city centre to reduce congestion whilst supporting businesses and residents."

The council says that creating a better environment with less cars and more facilities for cycling, walking and public transport will be the basis of the next local transport plan for 2015.

The closing date to submit the questionnaire is Monday, March 17.

You can complete it online here or call 01432 349530 to request one.

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1:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

oldergit says...

Gobble Gobble. I'm a turkey and I am going to vote for Christmas!
Gobble Gobble. I'm a turkey and I am going to vote for Christmas! oldergit
  • Score: -2

1:30pm Tue 4 Mar 14

oldergit says...

Gobble. Gobble. I am a turkey and I am going to vote for Christmas!
Gobble. Gobble. I am a turkey and I am going to vote for Christmas! oldergit
  • Score: -4

1:32pm Tue 4 Mar 14

oldergit says...

Sorry about the **** up. Am a silver haired surfer don't you know!
Sorry about the **** up. Am a silver haired surfer don't you know! oldergit
  • Score: -5

2:34pm Tue 4 Mar 14

RogerLFC says...

That link does not link to the survey. The correct link is http://www.smartsurv
ey.co.uk/s/HerefordP
arking (cut and paste). I completed it last week. What is to be noted is that there is not a single question or reference to potential on street parking charges. Presumably because a simple direct question about that subject would attract the same response as the survey on this website ~ an overwhelming no.
That link does not link to the survey. The correct link is http://www.smartsurv ey.co.uk/s/HerefordP arking (cut and paste). I completed it last week. What is to be noted is that there is not a single question or reference to potential on street parking charges. Presumably because a simple direct question about that subject would attract the same response as the survey on this website ~ an overwhelming no. RogerLFC
  • Score: 1

3:59pm Tue 4 Mar 14

silentbull2 says...

RogerLFC wrote:
That link does not link to the survey. The correct link is http://www.smartsurv

ey.co.uk/s/HerefordP

arking (cut and paste). I completed it last week. What is to be noted is that there is not a single question or reference to potential on street parking charges. Presumably because a simple direct question about that subject would attract the same response as the survey on this website ~ an overwhelming no.
And it will still happen with the council saying that they've had 'overwhelming support'
The Herefordshire council live by there own rules!!!
[quote][p][bold]RogerLFC[/bold] wrote: That link does not link to the survey. The correct link is http://www.smartsurv ey.co.uk/s/HerefordP arking (cut and paste). I completed it last week. What is to be noted is that there is not a single question or reference to potential on street parking charges. Presumably because a simple direct question about that subject would attract the same response as the survey on this website ~ an overwhelming no.[/p][/quote]And it will still happen with the council saying that they've had 'overwhelming support' The Herefordshire council live by there own rules!!! silentbull2
  • Score: 6

8:06pm Tue 4 Mar 14

oldergit says...

I found the survey and filled it in.As you say,not one reference to parking charges.It did ask my ethnic origin though Perhaps they thought I might be coming here shopping from Pakistan
I found the survey and filled it in.As you say,not one reference to parking charges.It did ask my ethnic origin though Perhaps they thought I might be coming here shopping from Pakistan oldergit
  • Score: -2

8:33pm Tue 4 Mar 14

RogerLFC says...

oldergit wrote:
I found the survey and filled it in.As you say,not one reference to parking charges.It did ask my ethnic origin though Perhaps they thought I might be coming here shopping from Pakistan
There is a free text box. I cant remember what the context of the box was but in any event I just wrote in there that I didn't want parking charges on the street. Regarding the ethnicity question then that seems to get thrown in regardless of the relevance for most things these days ...
[quote][p][bold]oldergit[/bold] wrote: I found the survey and filled it in.As you say,not one reference to parking charges.It did ask my ethnic origin though Perhaps they thought I might be coming here shopping from Pakistan[/p][/quote]There is a free text box. I cant remember what the context of the box was but in any event I just wrote in there that I didn't want parking charges on the street. Regarding the ethnicity question then that seems to get thrown in regardless of the relevance for most things these days ... RogerLFC
  • Score: 1

9:04am Wed 5 Mar 14

silentbull2 says...

Even though the parking up Holmer road and around the collage can be 'irritating' to say the least 'Parking meters' anywhere around Hereford will turn people off from coming into Hereford, just because those things are NOT CHEAP! !!.
Go into any city around the country that have got these ugly things and you will find that they are a lot more expensive than a standard carpark.
Again, the council (the local council that should be looking after the people that live locally) Have only got one thing on there small minds..........money
!!!!!
Even though the parking up Holmer road and around the collage can be 'irritating' to say the least 'Parking meters' anywhere around Hereford will turn people off from coming into Hereford, just because those things are NOT CHEAP! !!. Go into any city around the country that have got these ugly things and you will find that they are a lot more expensive than a standard carpark. Again, the council (the local council that should be looking after the people that live locally) Have only got one thing on there small minds..........money !!!!! silentbull2
  • Score: 5

10:21pm Wed 5 Mar 14

WYSIATI says...

Is there a clear analysis of the costs of putting charges in place - spelling out how charges will be collected, enforcement costs, likely impact on business.

If not, Philip, I'm going to be with those who think this is a scam.

Show us the studies.
Is there a clear analysis of the costs of putting charges in place - spelling out how charges will be collected, enforcement costs, likely impact on business. If not, Philip, I'm going to be with those who think this is a scam. Show us the studies. WYSIATI
  • Score: -1

8:26am Fri 7 Mar 14

Hereford Voice says...

I completed the survey, I feel sorry for the traders in the city, parking limited to 30 mins in Broad St with far too many disabled bays (which are often empty) this could be an hour stay along here and King St and Bridge St could be increased to 2 hour stay. Traffic wardens are far to keen to issue tickets too. Just my thoughts..
I completed the survey, I feel sorry for the traders in the city, parking limited to 30 mins in Broad St with far too many disabled bays (which are often empty) this could be an hour stay along here and King St and Bridge St could be increased to 2 hour stay. Traffic wardens are far to keen to issue tickets too. Just my thoughts.. Hereford Voice
  • Score: 2

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