Call to mix and match parking

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A CAMPAIGN to get residents’ parking for people living in King’s Road between Parkway and Prospect Row, in Bury St Edmunds, has moved forward after a councillor carried out his own survey.

Cllr Paul Farmer discovered there were an average of 19 free spaces in Chalk Road on the other side of Parkway and seven residents in King’s Road were willing to pay for parking permits and walk between their car and home.

He has written to St Edmundsbury borough engineer Steve Boor asking for the households and free spaces in Zone H, which also covers Alberts Street and Victoria Road, to be matched.

He conducted several surveys, which all showed availability.

Parking for Zone H has been expanded and he carried out a survey at different times and days and says at least 12 spaces were available in Chalk Road.

He said: “I have been trying since 2004 to get these residents their own dedicated spaces without success. Now that new spaces in Chalk Road seem underused and these residents are prepared to walk some distance to park, this is the obvious solution.”