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Herefordshire Council to Invest £150k Improving Car Parking

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Herefordshire Council has approved expenditure to invest £150k in improving car parking across the county.

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The council operates 43 car parks throughout Herefordshire and as these are well used and important assets in local economies it is vital that they remain fit for our visitors and ensure continued growth countywide.

Herefordshire Council, as a member of the British Parking Association, considers factors such as accessibility and car safety as a priority when promoting the use of a car park in a local area.

The programme of enhancement works we are carrying out include works to improve signage and accessibility at Maylords car park, particularly for those parking with children – including 12 new parent/child spaces; Improving the car park surface and signage at Merton Meadow car park; Improvements to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve safety at Garrick Multi-Storey Car Park, as well as a new lighting system at the heavily used Plough Lane car parks.

Several car parks in locations throughout the county have also been identified as being in need of some minor enhancement, such as surface repairs, line markings or replacement drainage.

Chris Jenner, Assistant Director for Technical Services, said:

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“The council is always striving to improve the general amenity of public car parks in a positive way for local communities. Car parks are an essential part of our vibrant local economic centres and it is critical that they are accessible, safe, convenient and easy to use.

“We are members of the British Parking Association and subscribe to the values of the Positive Parking Agenda, and so our priority with these works has been improving accessibility for parents and ensuring an environment where car park users feel safe.

“We are committed to improving your car parks, and we are delighted to announce this programme of works.”

 

 

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Wonder how much of this amount will be spent on the Car Park at Plough Lane ? 

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Just about every road  in the County, and certainly those in the City, need 'surface repairs, line markings or replacement drainage', yet the Council choose to concentrate on the least trafficked bits of tarmac with the lowest traffic speeds. If you can't even get to a car park without a damaging your vehicle or being thrown off your bike or twisting your ankle on an uneven pavement, how on earth will £150k on some lighting and signs and a bit of macadam 'ensure continued growth countywide'. Do they really believe this trite nonsense or are they having a laugh?

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15 hours ago, twowheelsgood said:

Just about every road  in the County, and certainly those in the City, need 'surface repairs, line markings or replacement drainage', yet the Council choose to concentrate on the least trafficked bits of tarmac with the lowest traffic speeds. If you can't even get to a car park without a damaging your vehicle or being thrown off your bike or twisting your ankle on an uneven pavement, how on earth will £150k on some lighting and signs and a bit of macadam 'ensure continued growth countywide'. Do they really believe this trite nonsense or are they having a laugh?

Just walked along Catherine St , Hereford , that's a side road at the rear of Blueschool House and Quik Fit . The road has just been Tarmac the complete length of this side  street with of course a yellow line in both sides of the road . It looks so perfect you could play snooker on it ..............sort of impressed but at what cost ? Was it really necessary or could the money have been spent better ? 

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The road was dug up to connect the new houses at the back of the council building to the utilities. Perhaps the developers were made to pay for resurfacing the whole road rather than just the stretch that was dug up  

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1 hour ago, Robmozz said:

The road was dug up to connect the new houses at the back of the council building to the utilities. Perhaps the developers were made to pay for resurfacing the whole road rather than just the stretch that was dug up  

Thanks Robmozz , hope that's true , if so I think that the Council have missed an opportunity to publicise the fact . 

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