Town council wants to ease West Hill ‘parking problem’

Bridlington Town Council wants to see parking restrictions on West Hill.
Bridlington Town Council wants to see parking restrictions on West Hill.

TOWN Councillors in Bridlington will ask for parking restrictions to be put into force on an area of West Hill.

Coun Malcolm Milns proposed that parking restrictions be put in place on Thornton Road, from Bessingby Road to Wright Crescent and Carnaby Avenue.

At the meeting of Bridlington Town Council last Wednesday evening, Coun Milns said that drivers were using the section of road to avoid paying parking charges at Bridlington Hospital on Bessingby Road, and asked councillors to consider requesting restrictions be put in place by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

He said at the meeting: “There is a problem on that area of road on a Monday to Friday during the day, and it is making it difficult for traffic to get down the road, and dangerous.

“It clears on the weekend so I would say that it is people parking there to avoid the hospital parking charges.”

Coun David Metcalfe agreed with Coun Milns’ proposal, adding: “There is also a bus stop down there as well, and when the cars are parked so tightly it makes it difficult for it to pull in and causes quite a bit of disruption.”

Coun Liam Dealtry said: “It is not just the hospital, but I think you also have people parking there who are using Bridlington School.”

The proposal was voted on by councillors, who resolved to write to East Riding of Yorkshire Council and request that parking restrictions be put in place.

Coun Shelagh Finlay voted against the proposal.

She said: “We have the problem with residents in the area wanting to park their vehicles, some with more than one car, and they should be able to park outside their own home.”

• What do you think? Do you live on Thornton Road, and will parking restrictions affect you?

Do you park on the road when visiting the hospital?

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