Views on parking policy sought.

Bath & North East Somerset Council is asking local residents to complete a parking survey. 

The results will help the Council review existing parking policies and practice as part of developing a long-term strategy for the management of parking within the Bath and North East Somerset area.


The online survey is now open and will run until 5pm Monday 19th December 2016 at

Cllr Anthony Clarke (Conservative, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “This survey covers all aspects of parking policy, including on-street and off-street parking, as well as residential parking, and will help us in developing an approach that balances demand and availability of parking both now and in the future.

“The Council is keen to hear the views of residents, as well as visitors to our area, as we look to establish a balance between the social, economic, cultural and environmental needs of the whole community. I would therefore like to encourage residents to take a few moments to complete the online survey.”

If you have any further questions about this survey please contact Parking Services at, or call 01225 477133/4.


1 Comment

  1. We live in Lyncombe Vale, and have had parking problems for 10 years caused by commuters, tourists, and even those parking here for weeks on end while they go on holiday! We desperately need Residents Parking, and were told by Cllr Gilchrist that something would be done during fy2016, and now we know what. Church Street will get controlled parking for a few hours each day, supposedly due to lack of access for emergency [specifically fire] vehicles. What puzzles us is why these emergency vehicles won’t experience the same access problems during the times the parking restrictions are not in operation!! Fires can happen at any time, so, I would have thought 24/7 would have been essential! Comments from Cllrs Clarke and Gilchrist please!

    We will now suffer from parking displacement from Church Street, exacerbating our problems. For example, one 83 year old neighbour suffers from arthritis, and often finds she cannot park near her home to unload her shopping, and she cannot carry it any distance. However, she has been able to park just up the road in Lyncombe Vale Road (a quiet cul-de-sac) until she gets a space, but the Council, in its wisdom, has decided the parking space she uses should now become ‘No Parking’. Why?

    Come on Cllr Gilchrist, start representing the needs of your voters, rather than fobbing them off!

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