The new parking times.

The new parking times.

New parking arrangements in Whitchurch Town Centre come into operation on Saturday 10th March.

The experimental Traffic Order can continue in force for a maximum of 18 months. Any objections and comment needs to be made within the first six months. They changes been introduced by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council who manage parking.

The Order introduces a number of No Waiting areas timed as 8.00am – 10.00am, and from 4.00pm – 6.00pm Monday to Friday, with a 30 minute maximum parking from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Town Council discussion
At the Whitchurch Town Council Meeting earlier this week there was general discussion over the implementation of the Orders with one Councillor expressing the concern that “experimental orders can have a tendency to become permanent”.
Questions were raised as to why the waiting restriction time was 4.00pm to 6.00pm as that would not have effect on the peak school run period. Additionally it was asked how monitoring would take place and what effect the changes might have on local businesses.

It is important that comment is fed back to Basingstoke & Deane.
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A pdf of the Plan is available here:Traffic Order March 2018