Public asked to help steer parking strategy

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Biddulph town sign.

Residents and businesses have been asked to share their views on how parking can be improved across the Staffordshire Moorlands.

To ensure car parks in the Moorlands are “fit for the future” the district council is working with expert consultants Parking Matters to review its parking strategy – and it now wants the public’s views.

Coun Edwin Wain, Cabinet member with responsibility for off-street parking in the district, said: “We provide off-street car parks for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors and because we recognise the valuable role parking plays in supporting the vitality of our towns.

“We want to ensure our car parks are fit for the future, that they work for our communities and that they help our economy recover from the impacts of the covid health pandemic.

“That’s why we are reviewing our parking strategy – this work will help to identify the areas we should be focusing on to address any issues and ensure we are making best use of our car parks. The strategy will give us the framework and evidence we need to guide our decisions on parking and enforcement.”

He added: “We’re at an early stage and no decisions have yet been made. We know many people have views about car parking in the district, so we now want to hear from you to help us shape the strategy as it develops.

“It’s easy to tell us what you think – just go to our website and complete the online survey. It’s quick and easy to do, so please have a look and share your views – they are important to us.”

To complete the survey, which closes on Sunday, 28th February, visit staffsmoorlands.gov.uk and look for “parking”.