Monday, 26 September 2011

Yellow line amnesty – nominate your yellow lines for removal


Conservatives in Richmond and Whitton are delivering on their promise to ensure ethical car parking policies and continue in our  efforts to attract growth to the borough. After requests from residents and businesses the Council will be removing double yellow lines where complaints have been raised about difficulties to park and shop.

Recently, 50 yards of yellow lines were removed in the popular shopping area of Crown Road, St Margarets, creating 12 new parking spaces.

Now we shall continue with this initiative to get rid of even more yellow lines in order to create further parking spaces and Whitton Town Centre is next on our list.

Businesses, trader’s associations and residents can use this opportunity to nominate which yellow lines cause the most angst and the Council will then consider their removal. Successful nominations will have to ensure that they do not impede safety or traffic flow.

Councillor Chris Harrison, Cabinet Member for Transport said:

“We’re going to do our utmost to support local shops to thrive and one of the best ways is by making it easier for their customers to get in”

“It’s a simple idea but until now no one has taken the initiative and got on with it. By the time we’re finished, I want our shopping streets looking busier and tills ringing even more frequently.”

If you would like to nominate double yellow lines for removal please send an email to highwaysandtransport@richmond.gov.uk