Nottingham

Anger over street parking permit fee in West Bridgford

Some residents in a part of Nottingham are opposing plans to charge for on-street parking permits.

Nottinghamshire County Council wants to introduce a parking scheme in the Edward Road area of West Bridgford.

It said it was in response to a request by people who complained some motorists were using the area because of a lack of parking around Central Avenue.

And some homeowners said parking when sporting fixtures were taking place nearby was also an issue.

Both Trent Bridge cricket ground and Nottingham Forest's City Ground are nearby.

Homeowners are angry they would be charged £25 for a permit for each car.

Commuter parking

Resident Jo Simon said she did not believe there was a problem with being able to park.

"I'm a full-time mum, I'm at home all day, there's plenty of parking spaces available. It's not a problem during the day.

"With those horrible parking permit signs and traffic wardens walking up and down I don't see how that's an improvement.

"I see that as an invasion really - it would affect the great feel of this neighbourhood."

Another resident, Brian Pluckrose, said he was in favour of the plans.

"Football and cricket parking are not the sole reason for it being introduced", he said.

"There are more people using the area to park for work both locally and in Nottingham city centre.

"The increased shopping and lack of parking around Central Avenue is causing many areas on Edward, Ella and Crosby Roads to be used for parking."

The council said it would not impose the scheme if the majority of people oppose the plan.

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