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Speak out in parking study
PEOPLE in East Dorset are being invited to give their views on public parking in the district.
A consultation about council-managed car parks in the centres of Wimborne, Ferndown, Verwood and West Moors is being carried out as part of a district-wide parking study.
Project Centre Consultants have been appointed by East Dorset District Council to carry out the study to determine how well the current arrangements serve local residents, businesses and visitors. The study will also look at changes that may be needed to satisfy future parking requirements over the next 15 years.
In particular it will consider how well the existing car parks that the council manages in the four centres serve peopl at different times of day.
In addition it will consider whether any changes should be made in respect of charges, permits, allocation of spaces for disabled motorists and short or long term parking.
On-street parking in part of Wimborne is included in the study.
Cllr Ian Monks, leader of East Dorset District Council, said: “There is an important balance to strike between supporting the economic well-being of residents and businesses in the centres and the provision and cost of providing car parks.
“Our consultants will be collecting and analysing a range of information and data over the coming months including data from car park occupancy surveys and face-to-face interviews.
“It is of course vitally important to get the views of residents and businesses in the district, as well as visitors, so we hope that as many people as possible will take part in the study and respond to the questionnaire.”
The questionnaire can be accessed and submitted online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/eastdorsetpublic.
Alternatively, paper copies can be obtained from the engineering section of East Dorset District Council by calling 01202 886201.
The questionnaire is available until October 11 and the council hopes as many local people as possible will put forward their views.
It is planned to present the report to East Dorset District Council’s resources committee early next year, after which the report will be accessible to the public on the www.dorsetforyou.co.uk website.
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