St Neots councillor inundated with responses following survey about parking trouble spot

16:00 16 February 2014

Councillor Barry Chapman, at Longsands Road, St Neots.

Councillor Barry Chapman, at Longsands Road, St Neots.

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Responses have poured in following a survey to try to find a solution to parking problems in the streets around St Neots railway station.

Councillor Barry Chapman said he had received almost 300 replies in two weeks.

Through the questionnaire, he hopes to identify the cause of the problem and reach a consensus about the best way to bring an end to the parking chaos.

An overwhelming majority of respondents – 70 per cent – have said they have difficulty parking because of non-residents. Just five per cent cited parking by other residents as the problem, while 10 per cent said that obstructions caused by other vehicles were to blame.

Only 15 per cent said they had not experienced problems.

Suggestions for solutions were varied, but the highest percentage – 25.26 per cent – favour limited waiting periods of between two and four hours, from 7am-6pm. Others preferred introducing resident-only parking permits.

Cllr Chapman said: “I will put the information together in a report and present it to the county council and Network Rail.”

INFORMATION: Complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/DMW856P.

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