Bucks County Council ‘misleading residents’ on parking plans for Marlow

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Following the drop-in session in Marlow on Thursday 15th February for residents to consult with Bucks County Council (BCC) on its controversial plans for paid-for parking in Marlow Town Centre, Mayor Jocelyn Towns has expressed her dissatisfaction with their approach.

“Unfortunately, the BCC presentation was confusing,” she said. “Officers had the incorrect information and were misleading residents. In particular, including the yellow lines in the parking consultation has really clouded the consultation.

“We have made it clear to BCC that the issue for us and for at least 7,500 local residents is the plan to impose paid-for parking in the centre of Marlow. We believe it would be detrimental to the success of the town, discriminate against the less able and discourage visitors, amongst other things. But we have no issue with changes to the yellow lines which are on corners and are for safety reasons.”

Jocelyn Towns has written to Mark Shaw and Ian Thomas of BCC outlining the flaws in the consultation.

There was a good turnout for the event, with many Marlow residents responding to Marlow Town Council’s call to say why they don’t want on-street parking charges in the town.

The Consultation continues until 10th March; residents and visitors to the town are being urged to have their say as part of the process at https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?ID=5348

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