Campaign to keep permit parkingSaturday 13th August 2011
Guest house and B&B owners in Great Yarmouth are ready to fight to retain the residents’ permit parking scheme which they feel is crucial for the success of their businesses.
A petition has been launched to keep the permit scheme in place so guests can be guaranteed parking places near where they are staying.
Behind the campaign is Jane Reynolds, of the Merivon guest house on Trafalgar Road, who helped introduce permit parking in the town and does not want to see holidaymakers hit by any changes.
The protest will include posters and circulating the petition to every home in Zone A of the scheme, bounded by Marine Parade, St Nicholas Road, Euston Road, Alexandra Road and St Peter’s Road.
More than 20 householders and guest houses have already given their support.
Mrs Reynolds warned that if the permit scheme was dropped, visitors and residents might have to park three or four streets away.
But the recommendation from the borough council’s car parking strategy steering group means current permit zones would become parking ‘free-for-alls’ from December.
The final decision on whether to scrap the scheme will need approval from both Norfolk county and Yarmouth borough councils.
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