Southport residents unite to oppose parking restrictions
Southport residents unite to oppose parking restrictionsA meeting called to oppose plans for new parking restrictions in the Manchester Road area of Southport delivered a resounding “No” message to Council Officials.
The meeting was hosted at the “Mount Pleasant” Public House on Manchester Road on Monday night and was co-chaired by Cllr David Barton and Mrs Louise Hankinson- Everatt of Southport VIP Hair Emporium.
It outlined the rationale and need for local residents and businesses to unite together to oppose the proposed car parking restrictions. These include:-
- additional double yellow lines,
- the loss of several parking bays
- the introduction of time restrictions which will severely hinder retailers.
- local residents being inconvenienced by being unable to park outside their homes.
Cllr Barton, who represents Dukes ward on Sefton Council, said: “I should like to take this time to thank everyone who was able to attend including those people from neighbouring roads who stand to also be affected and Mr and Mrs Antrobus of the Mount Pleasant, who provided the venue for the meeting, aptly right at the heart of where the changes stand to take place.
“We are delighted to report back that presently there has been a resounding rally of support from everyone that attended, however we must not rest on our laurels and ensure that those who either couldn’t come or are still unaware of the planned car parking restrictions are made aware and make their views counted.
“To those that had already contacted us with their feedback in advance of the meeting including those who have liaised with myself and Louise over the weekend we also thank you for your most valuable contributions.
“Many appreciations to everyone who has so far come forward pledging allegiance to the campaign.”
Pictured here are just some of the many people who have already pledged their firm support to our community campaign.”
Cllr Barton added: “Be you a retailer or a local resident who will be inconvenienced by being unable to park outside their home, there is a resounding democratic consensus that these proposals are not appropriate for the local community here within the Manchester Road Area and we shall do our utmost to demonstrate constructively to the Local Authority that we cannot support any proposals that include car parking restrictions of any type.”
Mrs Louise Hankinson- Everatt of Southport VIP Hair Emporium, Co-Organiser and Chief Liaison for the campaign to oppose the plans for the car parking proposals said: “We are urging residents and local businesses alike who this may affect to come forward and complete both copies of the official Sefton council questionnaire and the one produced by ourselves. This can be picked up at my salon and other neighbouring businesses, however should you wish to contact myself or Cllr David Barton we would also be happy to take forward your concerns. It is crucial that we gauge as much individualised feedback as possible at this stage. We implore everyone to have completed both feedback questionnaires by Wednesday 24th August 5pm”
POST: 123 Manchester Road, Southport, PR9 9BD
ONLINE MESSAGE: vip hair emporium
For more information on how you can help us and the local people of the Manchester Road area please do not hesitate to get in touch with either myself or Mrs Louise Hankinson- Everatt of Southport VIP Hair Emporium as soon as feasible. Should you have any feedback we would be grateful if you could submit this through the various channels below.
We will also be delighted to accept written feedback which can be dropped off in person to myself at the Southport Town Hall or Mrs Hankinson- Everatt at the Emporium. Please note if you could be so kind as to complete both the official questionnaire form from Sefton Council in addition to a questionnaire form provided at the Emporium this will greatly assist with our collective campaign.
Once again thank you to all businesses who have volunteered to assist with collecting feedback for us from their customers by taking hard copy forms from Louise. All your support, especially written individualised is essential for our campaign.
TELEPHONE: 07968 581611
POST: 19 Oxford Road, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 2JR
SURGERY: Every third Saturday of the month 2-3pm at the Atkinson Arts Centre, Lord Street (next surgery 20th August)
ONLINE MESSAGE: David Barton- Dukes Ward Southport
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