Controversial parking scheme given go-ahead in Clitheroe

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A CONTROVERSIAL parking scheme in Clitheroe has been given the go-ahead despite opposition from businesses and residents.

The scheme, which was introduced as a trial in February 2012, has been approved to continue by Lancashire County Council.

Under the rules, cars can only park in Albion Street, Church Street, Church Brow, Church Brow Gardens and York Street for a maximum of two hours.

Residents can apply to purchase an annual permit which allows them unlimited parking.

During a recent consultation, the council received 29 objections, with 18 coming from businesses in the area.

The saga to create a scheme began more than eight years ago when the county council made a commitment to introduce the plan.

Jane Robinson, manager at The Borough Printing Shop, in York Street, said: “It’s bad news that this scheme has been made permanent because it costs businesses on these roads trade.

“I’ve been against it from the start and it congests our street and leaves no parking for our customers.”

Albert Lukas, director at Affordable Mobility in York Street, said: “Many of my customers need to park outside the shop to make it easier for them to get in but they are just not able to do it.

“I can understand that residents need parking near their houses but we also need trade.”

Annette Chitty, partner at Maison Interiors in York Street, said: “Anything that restricts parking in a town centre is crazy. Businesses lose out on vital trade and the residents knew about the lack of parking when they bought their houses.

“There should be free unrestricted parking throughout the town centre.”

The county council also received nine letters of support, with some residents saying that they used to have to move their cars every few hours before the restrictions were introduced.

Clitheroe town councillor Allan Knox said: “I think after so many years of trying to get this introduced I would congratulate the residents on persevering.

“The issue was around them having to move their cars every few hours during the day and this scheme gives them unlimited parking by their houses.

“The mixed bays allow both residents and shoppers to use the spaces.”

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2:34pm Tue 10 Dec 13

alf-abett says...

Quote. Annette Chitty say's residents knew about the lack of parking when they bought their homes, this implies that her's and other business's did not, rubbish! Maison interiors have been on York Street for several years therefore they must have been aware of impending restrictions.
Quote. Annette Chitty say's residents knew about the lack of parking when they bought their homes, this implies that her's and other business's did not, rubbish! Maison interiors have been on York Street for several years therefore they must have been aware of impending restrictions. alf-abett

2:35pm Tue 10 Dec 13

shirtbox2003 says...

when do clown halls listen?
when do clown halls listen? shirtbox2003

3:53pm Tue 10 Dec 13

s4awx123 says...

More non news from Clitheroe,will the last person in turn the lights out!
More non news from Clitheroe,will the last person in turn the lights out! s4awx123

4:53pm Tue 10 Dec 13

shytalk says...

shirtbox2003 wrote:
when do clown halls listen?
When they want re electing. Sadly they have the attention span of a goldfish
[quote][p][bold]shirtbox2003[/bold] wrote: when do clown halls listen?[/p][/quote]When they want re electing. Sadly they have the attention span of a goldfish shytalk

5:25pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe
Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe Michael@ClitheroeSince58

6:30pm Tue 10 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

Sell the car, and buy a BICYCLE problem solved for the residents, how come no one thought of that, now this story is true, I went to the pickwick night in whalley last week, I saw a car parked on the street with a note stuck to the windscreen saying, DO NOT PARK HERE AGAIN, THINK OF US LOCAL RESIDENTS, I was gobsmacked who do they think they are, the car was parked LEGALLY, the dammed cheek of it, anyone can park there !! it was just I night for 3 hours ( 365 days in a year) if that would have been my car, I would have bought an old banger for £300 with 12 months tax and insurance and bunged it in the same spot for a full 12 months and never moved it till next pickwick night , who do these folk think they are ???
Sell the car, and buy a BICYCLE problem solved for the residents, how come no one thought of that, now this story is true, I went to the pickwick night in whalley last week, I saw a car parked on the street with a note stuck to the windscreen saying, DO NOT PARK HERE AGAIN, THINK OF US LOCAL RESIDENTS, I was gobsmacked who do they think they are, the car was parked LEGALLY, the dammed cheek of it, anyone can park there !! it was just I night for 3 hours ( 365 days in a year) if that would have been my car, I would have bought an old banger for £300 with 12 months tax and insurance and bunged it in the same spot for a full 12 months and never moved it till next pickwick night , who do these folk think they are ??? willie eckerslike

6:35pm Tue 10 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

willie eckerslike wrote:
Sell the car, and buy a BICYCLE problem solved for the residents, how come no one thought of that, now this story is true, I went to the pickwick night in whalley last week, I saw a car parked on the street with a note stuck to the windscreen saying, DO NOT PARK HERE AGAIN, THINK OF US LOCAL RESIDENTS, I was gobsmacked who do they think they are, the car was parked LEGALLY, the dammed cheek of it, anyone can park there !! it was just I night for 3 hours ( 365 days in a year) if that would have been my car, I would have bought an old banger for £300 with 12 months tax and insurance and bunged it in the same spot for a full 12 months and never moved it till next pickwick night , who do these folk think they are ???
Oh, now I just cant wait for them 2000 new homes to go up in whalley, it will be a town, bet there will be loads of "AGGRO" over the parking, fun times ahead indeed !!!!
[quote][p][bold]willie eckerslike[/bold] wrote: Sell the car, and buy a BICYCLE problem solved for the residents, how come no one thought of that, now this story is true, I went to the pickwick night in whalley last week, I saw a car parked on the street with a note stuck to the windscreen saying, DO NOT PARK HERE AGAIN, THINK OF US LOCAL RESIDENTS, I was gobsmacked who do they think they are, the car was parked LEGALLY, the dammed cheek of it, anyone can park there !! it was just I night for 3 hours ( 365 days in a year) if that would have been my car, I would have bought an old banger for £300 with 12 months tax and insurance and bunged it in the same spot for a full 12 months and never moved it till next pickwick night , who do these folk think they are ???[/p][/quote]Oh, now I just cant wait for them 2000 new homes to go up in whalley, it will be a town, bet there will be loads of "AGGRO" over the parking, fun times ahead indeed !!!! willie eckerslike

6:39pm Tue 10 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe
nowt in clitheroe anyway, your not missing owt, round in 10 minutes, but with them 7,000 new houses ( 23,000 ) new residents coming very soon, things can only get better .
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe[/p][/quote]nowt in clitheroe anyway, your not missing owt, round in 10 minutes, but with them 7,000 new houses ( 23,000 ) new residents coming very soon, things can only get better . willie eckerslike

6:47pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe
Also while in Burnley fill your car with fuel it's massively cheaper than rip off Clitheroe
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe[/p][/quote]Also while in Burnley fill your car with fuel it's massively cheaper than rip off Clitheroe Michael@ClitheroeSince58

7:24pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Mr John says...

Why can't people park along Waddington Road, Chatburn Road or Pimlico Road and walk. Are they afraid of a little exercise, maybe?
Why can't people park along Waddington Road, Chatburn Road or Pimlico Road and walk. Are they afraid of a little exercise, maybe? Mr John

7:55pm Tue 10 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe
Also while in Burnley fill your car with fuel it's massively cheaper than rip off Clitheroe
i know, and have you noticed the food shops all claim to be AWARD winning,thats rubbish sky high prices for quality that you can get in ALDI or LIDL, bought sausages that were supposed to be the best quality, and guess what they ended up in the bin, I prefer sainsburys and almost half the cost !!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe[/p][/quote]Also while in Burnley fill your car with fuel it's massively cheaper than rip off Clitheroe[/p][/quote]i know, and have you noticed the food shops all claim to be AWARD winning,thats rubbish sky high prices for quality that you can get in ALDI or LIDL, bought sausages that were supposed to be the best quality, and guess what they ended up in the bin, I prefer sainsburys and almost half the cost !!! willie eckerslike

7:59pm Tue 10 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe
Also while in Burnley fill your car with fuel it's massively cheaper than rip off Clitheroe
Well if folk are daft enough to pay it, you cant blame the garages for charging it, now can you ??
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: Many years ago I found it was by far cheaper and easier to park in Burnley to do my shopping RIP Clitheroe[/p][/quote]Also while in Burnley fill your car with fuel it's massively cheaper than rip off Clitheroe[/p][/quote]Well if folk are daft enough to pay it, you cant blame the garages for charging it, now can you ?? willie eckerslike

7:59pm Tue 10 Dec 13

iasiah fartwell says...

do some people understand how restrictive parking works, if you have no restrictions, the only people parking outside your shop is people who work in the town that dont want to pay for parking in the carparks or to lazy to walk, so if you have a 2 hour limit, people who want to shop park out side the shops, go shopping or do what they have to do, then move their car, meaning someone else can park their car and repeat the process, its simple, but some people just dont get it
do some people understand how restrictive parking works, if you have no restrictions, the only people parking outside your shop is people who work in the town that dont want to pay for parking in the carparks or to lazy to walk, so if you have a 2 hour limit, people who want to shop park out side the shops, go shopping or do what they have to do, then move their car, meaning someone else can park their car and repeat the process, its simple, but some people just dont get it iasiah fartwell

8:09pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Shane says...

iasiah fartwell wrote:
do some people understand how restrictive parking works, if you have no restrictions, the only people parking outside your shop is people who work in the town that dont want to pay for parking in the carparks or to lazy to walk, so if you have a 2 hour limit, people who want to shop park out side the shops, go shopping or do what they have to do, then move their car, meaning someone else can park their car and repeat the process, its simple, but some people just dont get it
Shhhhh don't tell them
[quote][p][bold]iasiah fartwell[/bold] wrote: do some people understand how restrictive parking works, if you have no restrictions, the only people parking outside your shop is people who work in the town that dont want to pay for parking in the carparks or to lazy to walk, so if you have a 2 hour limit, people who want to shop park out side the shops, go shopping or do what they have to do, then move their car, meaning someone else can park their car and repeat the process, its simple, but some people just dont get it[/p][/quote]Shhhhh don't tell them Shane

1:55pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Anthony Horne says...

Dear Fellow Clitheronians,

I am a resident within this parking area and have never read so many mistruths and unobjective reporting by Mr Robinson in my entire 16 years living in Clitheroe.

1. Suggestions that the residents can park anywhere they want unlimited on these streets is nonsense. In very limited defined spaces within the streets which are shared by ALL motorists (not exclusive to residents) equally are available to paying residents should they locate one of these shared spaces, are then allowed to park for more than 2 hours without getting ticketed.

2. The parking scheme's introduction, actually increased the parking spaces available to ALL by approx. 25 spaces; that's more parking for ALL people in Clitheroe on these three streets.

3. Where do we think these cars were parked before the scheme was introduced? Yes that's right, exactly in the same places as they will be parked now. The difference is the residents don't leave their homes and move the cars 10 feet every two hours. The net result of the parking scheme as mentioned above is MORE parking spaces for ALL because of this scheme. There are limitations to one permit per property. The other family cars should there be any, are absolutely as they were, parked next to the permitted cars and just moved 10 feet every 2 hours.

4. Finally the myth of people originally knowing about parking before they moved in to the property is again in the main, a mistruth. The majority of residents on these streets bought their properties 10+ years ago when all the local parking wardens knew who the residents were and chose to turn a blind eye. Since privatisiation of this service, the landscape has completely changed.

5. Finally, if we want to discourage future young family generations NOT to move in to town centre residential buildings, the consequences for the town are surely the requirement of new-build housing schemes out of the centre(controversial
) and with empty town centre buidings left, this can only mean more charity stores to fill them.

Surely a compromise as above which gives the town a net GAIN of parking spaces, is not too much for all the community to consider, given the cars have always been there anyway.

Regards,

Anthony Horne
Dear Fellow Clitheronians, I am a resident within this parking area and have never read so many mistruths and unobjective reporting by Mr Robinson in my entire 16 years living in Clitheroe. 1. Suggestions that the residents can park anywhere they want unlimited on these streets is nonsense. In very limited defined spaces within the streets which are shared by ALL motorists (not exclusive to residents) equally are available to paying residents should they locate one of these shared spaces, are then allowed to park for more than 2 hours without getting ticketed. 2. The parking scheme's introduction, actually increased the parking spaces available to ALL by approx. 25 spaces; that's more parking for ALL people in Clitheroe on these three streets. 3. Where do we think these cars were parked before the scheme was introduced? Yes that's right, exactly in the same places as they will be parked now. The difference is the residents don't leave their homes and move the cars 10 feet every two hours. The net result of the parking scheme as mentioned above is MORE parking spaces for ALL because of this scheme. There are limitations to one permit per property. The other family cars should there be any, are absolutely as they were, parked next to the permitted cars and just moved 10 feet every 2 hours. 4. Finally the myth of people originally knowing about parking before they moved in to the property is again in the main, a mistruth. The majority of residents on these streets bought their properties 10+ years ago when all the local parking wardens knew who the residents were and chose to turn a blind eye. Since privatisiation of this service, the landscape has completely changed. 5. Finally, if we want to discourage future young family generations NOT to move in to town centre residential buildings, the consequences for the town are surely the requirement of new-build housing schemes out of the centre(controversial ) and with empty town centre buidings left, this can only mean more charity stores to fill them. Surely a compromise as above which gives the town a net GAIN of parking spaces, is not too much for all the community to consider, given the cars have always been there anyway. Regards, Anthony Horne Anthony Horne

7:22pm Wed 11 Dec 13

willie eckerslike says...

Anthony Horne wrote:
Dear Fellow Clitheronians,

I am a resident within this parking area and have never read so many mistruths and unobjective reporting by Mr Robinson in my entire 16 years living in Clitheroe.

1. Suggestions that the residents can park anywhere they want unlimited on these streets is nonsense. In very limited defined spaces within the streets which are shared by ALL motorists (not exclusive to residents) equally are available to paying residents should they locate one of these shared spaces, are then allowed to park for more than 2 hours without getting ticketed.

2. The parking scheme's introduction, actually increased the parking spaces available to ALL by approx. 25 spaces; that's more parking for ALL people in Clitheroe on these three streets.

3. Where do we think these cars were parked before the scheme was introduced? Yes that's right, exactly in the same places as they will be parked now. The difference is the residents don't leave their homes and move the cars 10 feet every two hours. The net result of the parking scheme as mentioned above is MORE parking spaces for ALL because of this scheme. There are limitations to one permit per property. The other family cars should there be any, are absolutely as they were, parked next to the permitted cars and just moved 10 feet every 2 hours.

4. Finally the myth of people originally knowing about parking before they moved in to the property is again in the main, a mistruth. The majority of residents on these streets bought their properties 10+ years ago when all the local parking wardens knew who the residents were and chose to turn a blind eye. Since privatisiation of this service, the landscape has completely changed.

5. Finally, if we want to discourage future young family generations NOT to move in to town centre residential buildings, the consequences for the town are surely the requirement of new-build housing schemes out of the centre(controversial

) and with empty town centre buidings left, this can only mean more charity stores to fill them.

Surely a compromise as above which gives the town a net GAIN of parking spaces, is not too much for all the community to consider, given the cars have always been there anyway.

Regards,

Anthony Horne
THE TRAFFIC WARDENS TURNED A BLIND EYE,TO THE RESIDENTS VEHICLES "DID THEY"?? I do hope that you realise the "seriousness" of what you have posted on here, I think someone will have to look into this matter very soon indeed.???
[quote][p][bold]Anthony Horne[/bold] wrote: Dear Fellow Clitheronians, I am a resident within this parking area and have never read so many mistruths and unobjective reporting by Mr Robinson in my entire 16 years living in Clitheroe. 1. Suggestions that the residents can park anywhere they want unlimited on these streets is nonsense. In very limited defined spaces within the streets which are shared by ALL motorists (not exclusive to residents) equally are available to paying residents should they locate one of these shared spaces, are then allowed to park for more than 2 hours without getting ticketed. 2. The parking scheme's introduction, actually increased the parking spaces available to ALL by approx. 25 spaces; that's more parking for ALL people in Clitheroe on these three streets. 3. Where do we think these cars were parked before the scheme was introduced? Yes that's right, exactly in the same places as they will be parked now. The difference is the residents don't leave their homes and move the cars 10 feet every two hours. The net result of the parking scheme as mentioned above is MORE parking spaces for ALL because of this scheme. There are limitations to one permit per property. The other family cars should there be any, are absolutely as they were, parked next to the permitted cars and just moved 10 feet every 2 hours. 4. Finally the myth of people originally knowing about parking before they moved in to the property is again in the main, a mistruth. The majority of residents on these streets bought their properties 10+ years ago when all the local parking wardens knew who the residents were and chose to turn a blind eye. Since privatisiation of this service, the landscape has completely changed. 5. Finally, if we want to discourage future young family generations NOT to move in to town centre residential buildings, the consequences for the town are surely the requirement of new-build housing schemes out of the centre(controversial ) and with empty town centre buidings left, this can only mean more charity stores to fill them. Surely a compromise as above which gives the town a net GAIN of parking spaces, is not too much for all the community to consider, given the cars have always been there anyway. Regards, Anthony Horne[/p][/quote]THE TRAFFIC WARDENS TURNED A BLIND EYE,TO THE RESIDENTS VEHICLES "DID THEY"?? I do hope that you realise the "seriousness" of what you have posted on here, I think someone will have to look into this matter very soon indeed.??? willie eckerslike

12:30am Tue 17 Dec 13

I live in Clitheroe...and I shop there says...

My friend (not a Clitheroe resident) visits the town regularly for shopping, dentist, eye checks etc. They visited on Saturday 14 December for shopping and told me they got parking right outside Borough Printers at midday on a day they thought would be really busy - and they said there were a couple of other free spaces on York Street too. So perhaps Jane is worrying unnecessarily...
My friend (not a Clitheroe resident) visits the town regularly for shopping, dentist, eye checks etc. They visited on Saturday 14 December for shopping and told me they got parking right outside Borough Printers at midday on a day they thought would be really busy - and they said there were a couple of other free spaces on York Street too. So perhaps Jane is worrying unnecessarily... I live in Clitheroe...and I shop there

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