No mention of disabled parking provision in plans

No mention of disabled parking provision in plans

No mention of disabled parking provision in plans

First published in Letters

I WAS extremely upset that there is no mention in the plans for the town centre to include any provision for disabled people to park for 15 or 30 minutes in the High Street.

Since the High Street has been pedestrianised I have had to take any jewellery repairs or purchases to a jewellers in Parchment Street, Winchester, as I can park immediately outside the shop.

I get all my stationery requirements at Staples in Basingstoke as I can park outside.

I absolutely dread having to go to my bank or building society in Andover as I can only walk a few yards without having to rest.

I used to go to DIY in the High Street, which is a marvellous shop, but I now have to go somewhere else for all the things I used to buy there. The Shopmobility is no use to me as it would seem to be a terrible waste of time for a five-minute purchase and is a danger to the pedestrian public.

Now that all this money has been earmarked for a revamp of the High Street, I do hope the council will make it more user-friendly for disabled people.

Mrs April Thacker, Diplands Lodge, St Mary Bourne.

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3:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

richietowerton says...

I dissagree with Mrs Thacker's letter in regards to disabled parking wholeheartedly, infact I do not think there should be any vehicles in the High Street at all.

There are plenty of other car parks with more than enough disabled / blue badge holder parking.

While walking up the High Street, have you ever seen a person trying to park in the spaces that are currently there and, possibly due to their age or disability, not seen the pedestrians and nearly run them over?? I have.

You stand there and cringe as they attempt a simple 3 point turn in less than 100 moves and still fail and it is ooohh so annoying when you see someone park up in a disabled bay and as they get out you realise they're only disability is the inabilty to stop eating cakes!. BEING FAT IS NOT A DISABILITY. YOU DONT NEED A BLUE BADGE YOU NEED A GYM MEMBERSHIP!!

Make it all a no vehicle zone as at the moment there are probably more deisabled parking spaces than there are shops!
I dissagree with Mrs Thacker's letter in regards to disabled parking wholeheartedly, infact I do not think there should be any vehicles in the High Street at all. There are plenty of other car parks with more than enough disabled / blue badge holder parking. While walking up the High Street, have you ever seen a person trying to park in the spaces that are currently there and, possibly due to their age or disability, not seen the pedestrians and nearly run them over?? I have. You stand there and cringe as they attempt a simple 3 point turn in less than 100 moves and still fail and it is ooohh so annoying when you see someone park up in a disabled bay and as they get out you realise they're only disability is the inabilty to stop eating cakes!. BEING FAT IS NOT A DISABILITY. YOU DONT NEED A BLUE BADGE YOU NEED A GYM MEMBERSHIP!! Make it all a no vehicle zone as at the moment there are probably more deisabled parking spaces than there are shops! richietowerton
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