Liberal Democrat District Councillors Kaleem Aksar and Neville Mills are calling on Worcestershire County Council to fix the parking chaos on Redland Road and Cromwell Road in Malvern Link. They have launched a petition to tackle this issue.
These roads are becoming increasingly overcrowded by parked cars using local services in Malvern Link. As a result, residents are finding it difficult to park near their homes or even find a space at all.
These roads are seeing more and more people parking to use local shops on Worcester Road, the train station, and the community hospital. Some cars are left for many days while the owners make long-distance journeys by train.
This situation is not helped by Worcestershire County Council adding even more double yellow lines to reduce the number of parking spaces for residents even further. They also haven't removed a single yellow line outside a now demolished business premises
Residents have been calling for a residents parking scheme to prioritise car parking spaces for people who live on these two roads.
The Malvern Link Lib Dem petition calls on Worcestershire County Council to create a residents parking scheme that prioritises parking for those who live on Redland and Cromwell Roads.
It has received 63 signatures from these two roads alone. The petition was sent to Worcestershire County Council last week. As of the 21st of August, it has not been responded to yet.
Cllr Kaleem Aksar commented that:
"Residents have been calling for a residents parking scheme to prioritise car parking spaces for people who live on Cromwell Road and Redland Road. Cllr Mills and I are calling on the County Council to take action. We need to put in place this scheme so that residents can easily park on the roads they live on."
"Malvern has also missed out over the years on new cycling infrastructure, which means shoppers who are able to could use their bikes instead of cars to reduce traffic and parking problems."