EXCEPTIONAL MEASURES THIS WEEKEND
After the exceptional circumstances of last weekend, which saw visitors’ cars parked on pavements, driveways and verges, with total disregard for local residents, the following arrangements have been put in place to counter such irresponsibility in the coming weekend.
The local police have agreed to increase their patrols in the vicinity of Cardingmill Valley and the mobile police response team will also be in evidence.
Shropshire Council has agreed to arrange patrols by parking enforcement officers on both days.
The National Trust has increased the number of cars allowed into Cardingmill Valley to 200.
The Schools and Leisure Centre have been asked to make their car parks available over the weekend.
The Town Council has arranged, as a contingency, a temporary overflow car park on Richard Robinson Field, off Churchill Road, so as to counter the dangerous parking in adjoining streets, blocking any access for emergency vehicles. This car park will be marshalled by a combination of community and National Trust volunteers. This car park will only be opened if required by the pressure of numbers.
These arrangements will be kept under review, as all agencies collaborate in trying to cope with the exceptional demands, consequent on the partial easing of the lock-down.
Cllr. Bob Welch, Church Stretton Town Mayor