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Petition received regarding residents parking on Horsemarket Road, Malton.
Received by NYCC 11 July 2011
As an on-going and escalating problem, the residents of Horsemarket Road have difficulty parking outside their own homes. Horsemarket Road is used by shoppers, commuters and business people for 'free' parking on a daily basis.
The Kirkham Henry Dance School also contributes to this problem. Visitors have little regard for the residents of Horsemarket Road and park their vehicles at the nearest convenient place. It should also be noted that visits to the Dance School regularly park in dangerous spots. This disruption continues until 21:00 hours on some evenings.
A number of elderly people are residents on Horsemarket Road and are visited by carers and support groups. It should be noted that these carers and nurses including ambulances have difficulty parking to attend to their patients.
With the prospect of the redevelopment the livestock market being imminent, we believe that the timing is right to insist on a residents parking zone. Vehicular access to the proposed development for deliveries etc. will be difficult in the current situation. A formal 'residents parking' zone would be advantageous to the development plans.
The safety of the general public and all residents is key to this petition and a residents parking zone will be most effective in minimising any traffic obstructions and easing the flow of traffic through Horsemarket Road.
The Improvement Manager for Area 4, Highways and Transportation, will be in touch with the petition organiser shortly regarding the next steps to evaluate and address petitioners' concerns.
Response: North Yorkshire County Council is currently investigating the introduction of Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) across the County which, when it goes ahead, will result in the responsibility for parking enforcement transferring from the Police to the County Council. Until this process is complete, all residents' parking schemes have been placed on hold. It is anticipated that this process will be completed by October 2012, with the possible resources set aside for implementation of any approved schemes in the 2013/14 financial year.