George Ferguson proposes parking zones across Bristol
The town council is considering whether to give digital cameras to volunteers who would snap people parking illegally on the High Street.
Following the recent introduction of parking charges in parts of Cheltenham, some traders say it's affecting business
Volunteers with cameras could soon be patrolling a North Somerset High Street, photographing illegally parked cars. Portishead Town Council has voted unanimously in favour of the idea and will now work on a formal proposal.
Councillor David Pasley, who came up with the scheme, says he will write to the new Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, to ask for her backing.
Volunteers with cameras could soon be patrolling Portishead High Street to photograph illegally-parked cars. The pictures would be then forwarded to police. The Town Council will decide tonight whether to go ahead. Some drivers are concerned they could be spied on. Jane Solomons reports.
Some drivers are concerned they could be spied on but many residents welcome it as a solution to an old problem. Jane Solomons reports.
Cllr Pasley wants to arm volunteer parking 'spies' with cameras to snap people parking illegally on Portishead High Street. The Town Council will vote on the measure tonight. Cllr Pasley argues that illegally-parked cars are a danger and an inconvenience, and that the problem is getting worse.
Traders in a market town in the Forest of Dean say that relatively small parking charges introduced in the summer have caused a big problem for business.
Shoppers used to be able to park for free in Coleford. Now they are having to pay 20 pence for the first hour. It may not sound much, but shopkeepers say it's meant people spend less time browsing and buying. Ken Goodwin reports.
Traders in a market town in the Forest of Dean say that parking charges introduced in the summer have been a disaster for business.
Shoppers used to be able to park free but now they are having to pay. Shopkeepers say that means people spend less time browsing and spending.
We asked motorists what they think of the parking charges...
Brian Robinson, Deputy Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, says that the parking charges are modest but they are listening to what traders say.