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Delivery area proposal to end Oswestry parking ticket issues

By Jonny Drury | Oswestry | News | Published:

A proposal could be put forward to create a designated stopping area for deliveries in Oswestry to stop drivers getting parking tickets.

Repeated concerns from local businesses regarding traffic management and parking wardens in and around the town led to two meetings being held by the Oswestry BID team.

The meeting saw discussions take place regarding parking, delivery access, signage and other matters.

Following the meeting on October 31 in the Guildhall, the BID group will now finalise a clear proposal to discuss with the town council and Shropshire Council about the future of parking in the town.

BID Chair Ian Follington said: "There are different issues between the industrial estate and the town centre, and issues that need addressing.

"In the centre of town centre businesses have had issues with access and deliveries and this needs looking at.

"These meetings, and a plan is about coming up with a solution to tackle this.

"One idea that we put forward was instead of having areas you could only park for a certain time, why not create an area in the town where delivery drivers can park and then take their goods to certain shops.

"There would be no times people could go there, and all delivery drivers could access it.

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"It is only an idea from the meeting, but a plan will be put together between now and Christmas and hopefully we can give that to the councils."

There has also been issues regarding parking and a lack of double yellow lines on the industrial estate in Oswestry.

Mr Follington also said as part of the proposal, there will be a call for new signage in the town because it is confusing and outdated.

He added: "Oswestry isn't the easiest place to navigate and we want to keep people in the town, and make it easier for people to come here."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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