Albion matchday parking scheme on streets around The Amex approved by Coldean and Moulscoomb residents

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A parking permit scheme designed to keep residential streets clear during Albion match days has received the backing of residents.

People living in Coldean and Moulsecoomb have voted in favour of a parking scheme in their neighbourhoods during match days and large events at American Express Community Stadium.

Consultation of 4,000 residents and businesses carried out in the autumn revealed that more than three-quarters of Coldean residents and more than two thirds in Moulsecoomb responded favourably to bringing the scheme.

Members on the council’s transport committee will have final say on the plans next week, which will affect nearly 80 streets.

If agreed, the residents’ parking scheme could be in place by June in time for summer events and the start of the 2013/14 football season.

The move has been proposed to prevent Seagulls’ supporters parking close to the stadium in unofficial parking areas.

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7:14pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Now let's see if this pushes fans into Bevendean, Coombe Road, Elm Grove areas etc.
Now let's see if this pushes fans into Bevendean, Coombe Road, Elm Grove areas etc. Maxwell's Ghost
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8:37pm Wed 9 Jan 13

HJarrs says...

It is always a shame to not be able to find a convenient place to park near home when you want it, however these people are only affected for perhaps 4 hours a week, ok occasionally perhaps 8 hours. I hope that they don't have the cheek to complain about parking in other areas of the city!
It is always a shame to not be able to find a convenient place to park near home when you want it, however these people are only affected for perhaps 4 hours a week, ok occasionally perhaps 8 hours. I hope that they don't have the cheek to complain about parking in other areas of the city! HJarrs
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8:51pm Wed 9 Jan 13

HJarrs says...

Where is rent-a-quote Steve Percy of the Parking Protest?
Where is rent-a-quote Steve Percy of the Parking Protest? HJarrs
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10:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Maxwell's Ghost says...

HJarrs, if you visit Coldean/Moulsecoomb during match days, sadly some parkers use pavements, double park, park on grass verges, block roads, driveways etc.
The council spent a great deal of money trying to prevent this by installing wooden posts around greens but still insistent parkers would try and park.
The council also paid to remove green spaces along Coldean Lane which meant people would take that as a green light to park on the pavements where the greens had been removed. Cars would also be parked up in Wild Park when the travellers weren't around.
Whenever a public attraction is created, it generates parking. It would be the same if the Amex were a cinema, ice rink etc. People will park if they can and stopping it in one area just moves it on and this was also seen with the increase in parking charges. Since they were increased, we now have vans, buses, trucks, camper vans and cars from across the city parking in our street and for the first time in more than 20 years, we now have double parking in our community and this happened overnight. What was a quiet residential street with kiddies playing football and on scooters is now a haven for long-term and illegal parking.
I have a friend who runs a building company who admits they now take their kit into town and then dump their trucks in residential 'free' areas sometimes for days on end until a job is done because of the new charges for traders and general parking fees.
There is a lack of cohesive transport strategy in this city which is killing trade and killing communities.
HJarrs, if you visit Coldean/Moulsecoomb during match days, sadly some parkers use pavements, double park, park on grass verges, block roads, driveways etc. The council spent a great deal of money trying to prevent this by installing wooden posts around greens but still insistent parkers would try and park. The council also paid to remove green spaces along Coldean Lane which meant people would take that as a green light to park on the pavements where the greens had been removed. Cars would also be parked up in Wild Park when the travellers weren't around. Whenever a public attraction is created, it generates parking. It would be the same if the Amex were a cinema, ice rink etc. People will park if they can and stopping it in one area just moves it on and this was also seen with the increase in parking charges. Since they were increased, we now have vans, buses, trucks, camper vans and cars from across the city parking in our street and for the first time in more than 20 years, we now have double parking in our community and this happened overnight. What was a quiet residential street with kiddies playing football and on scooters is now a haven for long-term and illegal parking. I have a friend who runs a building company who admits they now take their kit into town and then dump their trucks in residential 'free' areas sometimes for days on end until a job is done because of the new charges for traders and general parking fees. There is a lack of cohesive transport strategy in this city which is killing trade and killing communities. Maxwell's Ghost
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1:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Fight_Back says...

How I look forward to the complaints of local residents when THEY get a ticket !
How I look forward to the complaints of local residents when THEY get a ticket ! Fight_Back
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