Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting KS NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Stourport resident fighting Mitton Close parking problem
A STOURPORT resident says he is not satisfied with responses to a petition regarding parking issues on his road.
Bill Marshall, of Mitton Close, says people working or visiting Stourport are using the road to park for free meaning residents have no space for themselves.
Neighbours have been pushing for a permit scheme or scrapping of charges at Vale Road car park with petitions sent to Worcestershire County Council and Wyre Forest District Council during February and March.
The county council said the road was not suitable for a permit scheme due to insufficient space to allow parking for at least one vehicle per residence.
A reply from Ian Miller, district council chief executive, said the introduction of parking charges at Vale Road followed a review and public consultation and did not affect overnight parking on Mitton Close.
Mr Marshall said: “I have done just about everything I can. The councils act like there is not a problem, I live there and see it everyday.
“OAPs and disabled people are struggling to park throughout the day and night because people coming into town and working park here for free. Some residents do not even go out and I park [around the corner] on Mitton Walk.”
He said he wanted blue lines on the road and a resident-only parking rule.
“I am not happy with the responses of either council, we are going to keep on at them,” he said.
Independent Community and Health Concern county, district and Stourport town councillor, Jim Parish, said: “The district council should make Vale Road car park free again which would stop people parking on the side roads.”
Stephen Brown, Wyre Forest Green Party member said: “Residents are clearly fed up. I have written a letter to the two councils on behalf of the residents and I await their responses.”
Conservative county councillor John Smith, cabinet member for highways and transport said: “We have investigated residents’ concerns and possible solutions to the problems. We are currently exploring a number of further options.”