Parking problems

THE only letter we have received (Car parking scheme rage, June 14) was when the scheme was first launched approximately three years ago. We were a bit upset but not because we could not park outside our own house. We understood that they could not guara

THE only letter we have received (Car parking scheme rage, June 14) was when the scheme was first launched approximately three years ago.

We were a bit upset but not because we could not park outside our own house. We understood that they could not guarantee us being able to park outside our front door - we are used to parking up or down the street - when so many of us have cars.

What we did object to was that they could not guarantee us parking in our own street. Although some houses do have more than one car, the ones that have none compensate for this. But that does not excuse the fact that they can not guarantee us being able to park in our street.

This was only a comment. At no point did we say we would not subscribe to resident parking, as I am sure many other residents felt the same way.

My husband and I still feel the decision was made even before our views were asked for.

The best solution to the problem would be better car parking facilities in the town, and some provision made for companies in town to buy spaces for those of their employees who need their cars to get to work. At the end of the day people go to work to earn money, not to have to pay anything up to £4 a day to be able to work.

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We seem to remember reading in The Hunts Post a few years back that there were plans for a multi-storey car park. Where is it?

If both the town and district councils want our town to expand, they have to do their bit to encourage it. Instead, there has been nothing but selling out on the things that people in Huntingdon want.

One of the recent events is the closing of the gate by Wilkinsons. Another is our resident parking. A third is the lack of suitable parking in town.

JACKIE NICHOLLS, Cowper Road, Huntingdon

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