A number of councillors met recently with two residents and two officers from Bradford Council to discuss various concerns about parking. Difficulties with the new evening and weekend parking charges in central Bingley were highlighted, and Bradford Council has undertaken to check that pay machines in Bingley car parks are properly set up to accept payments for parking after 6:00pm and to issue an appropriate ticket.
It was noted that parking restrictions have been introduced outside Bingley Grammar School where there has been a particular problem with cars obstructing pavements. In a recent action involving PCSOs and Bradford Council wardens, a number of drivers were spoken to; in the future, ticketing is an option. A joint letter is being written to all schools by Bradford Council and the police about parking issues outside schools.
Other areas where concerns have been raised include Primrose Bank and Primrose Lane and the area around the Priestthorpe Annex. The Council is to look at compiling a list of roads where additional parking restrictions (lines) could be beneficial, for future discussion with Bradford Council’s Highways Department. Car parking was also amongst issues discussed in a recent meeting with the police.
New terms of reference for the Town Council’s Emergency Planning sub-committee have been agreed. Four councillors have been appointed to the committee and two members of the public are being approached as co-optees.
Chris Slaven, the Emergency Planning Officer at Bradford Council, attended the full council meeting on 18th December and confirmed that Bradford Council would lead any action that needed to be taken in the event of an emergency. He welcomed the Town Council’s commitment to updating and maintaining its emergency plan and offered his support to undertake a regular training exercise for those charged with implementing the plan.
Picture below: a view of Stanley Street allotments