8th Dec, 2016

Overnight permits aim to alleviate parking problems for Stratford residents

Stratford Editorial 7th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PERMITS are being introduced in a bid to alleviate the problem of overnight parking for residents in Stratford.

Following a recent consultation into council parking services, Stratford District Council has opted to bring in the new permits to help town residents.

The authority say some residents have limited space near their property and would benefit from having additional parking capacity for a second car.

The aim of the new permits is to give residents more choice over where to park their vehicles outside work hours.

Permit holders will be able to park their vehicle in district council-owned car parks during off-peak times between 5pm and 9am Monday through to Friday.

The windscreen permit, which costs £100 for a year or £30 for 3 months, will only apply to one vehicle and will be valid in the following car parks: Arden Street, Church Street, Recreation Ground, Leisure Centre, Swan’s Nest Lane, Bridgeway and Windsor Street.

District council technical services spokesman, Coun Mike Brain, said: “We’ve listened to the users of the service and residents following the survey results, and have introduced this new evening parking permit in response to this.

“Residents living in Stratford town often have problems parking a second vehicle outside their property so this additional permit, which works out at less than 40p each evening for a maximum 16 hour stay, is an affordable alternative.”

Email parking@stratford-dc.gov.uk or call parking services at the district council on 01789 260691 for further information.