23rd Oct, 2019

Fed up Redditch residents meet with Labour over Alex parking problems

Correspondent 5th Jun, 2019

A STREET meeting between residents fed up with parking problems caused by staff and visitors to the Alexandra Hospital has been held with local Labour councillors.

Around 80 residents from Salford Close, Tredington Close and Rushock Close in Woodrow met with Couns Joe Baker, Jenny Wheeeler and Wanda King to voice their experiences around the parking problems which have been steadily increasing over the last few years.

Coun Baker, who arranged the meeting, said: “Due to unfair car parking fees at the hospital, visitors and staff are choosing to park elsewhere and in residential areas, often blocking access, driveways, pavements or making the road inaccessible to emergency services.

“This has to stop. Wanda, Jenny and myself decided to hold this meeting to see what can be done to resolve the issue.”

Coun King added: “Ideas such as double red lines and engaging with parking wardens could start the ball rolling.”

Coun Wheeler said working alongside the County Highway teams and hospital managers would also be a way forward.

The meeting was part of the local Labour Party’s Labour Engages campaign.

“I hope we can resolve this problem so a peaceful and workable solution can be found where we can involve all sectors of county, health and local authority working together,” said Coun Baker.

“A petition was also started and signatures gathered to emphasise local concerns.

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