Clifton Village traders protest over parking zones

Angry traders in Clifton Village, Bristol, are taking part in a protest march over proposals to restrict parking to one hour.

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Parking protesters drive tank through Clifton

The tank is parked next to Clifton Suspension Bridge. Credit: ITV News West Country

Traders have driven a 25 tonne tank through Clifton Village in Bristol in protest over plans for a new residents parking scheme.

They said it symbolised the fight to defend their businesses from proposals which would see parking limited to one hour.

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Angry clash between Mayor and parking protesters

There's been an angry clash between traders from Clifton Village and the mayor of Bristol in a row over plans for a new residents' parking scheme.

George Ferguson met with traders at the end of their protest march through the city. He says the new parking plans will be of benefit to the area, but traders disagree saying it will kill the area by making many parking zones one hour only.

Protesters clash with Mayor over parking zone

Protesters arrive at City Hall. Credit: ITV News West Country

There have been angry confrontations in the centre of Bristol between the city's elected mayor and protesters angry about the introduction of parking restrictions in Clifton Village.

Protesters say the mayor is not listening to the concerns of residents and businesses.

George Ferguson insisted he would get support for the scheme once it had been introduced.

He stressed there is a consultation period, but accused the protesters of distorting the truth.

Clifton Village traders protest over parking zones

Protesters gather near the Suspension Bridge this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Angry traders in Clifton Village, Bristol, are taking part in a protest march over proposals to restrict parking to one hour.

Traders claim the parking zones will be the death knell of the village and force many of them to close down.

Schools also angry that they're being treated as businesses and therefore only get a few allocated spaces.

Protesters will march to City Hall on College Green. Credit: ITV News West Country
Protesters marching to City Hall in the rain. Credit: ITV News West Country
Traders say a one hour parking limit could see businesses close down. Credit: ITV News West Country

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Claims one hour parking will "kill'' Clifton

Businesses say one hour parking will kill trade in Clifton Village Credit: ITV News West Country

Angry traders will be marching through Bristol's Clifton Village this morning, in a protest over plans for a new residents' parking scheme. It would limit visitor parking to an hour, which the traders say would kill off their businesses.

But Mayor George Ferguson says the scheme would leave more space for visitors to park.

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