CAR PARKING CONTROLS IN MOLESEY
Many local residents have contacted us about difficulties caused by on-street parking in a number of roads in Molesey. The Molesey Residents Association (MRA) recognises that this is an increasing problem, especially where parking is inconsiderate or dangerous, and we have been successful in pressing for additional controls to improve the situation at a number of locations in recent years.
On street parking controls are the responsibility of Surrey County Council (SCC). Rather than looking at specific locations on an individual basis, SCC is now carrying out a comprehensive review of its town and village car parking controls on a rolling programme, looking at each community in turn. We are contacting you now because we have been advised that SCC’s review of parking controls in Molesey is due to begin in April.
We understand that the review will commence in April, and will run for around 2 months, with the results and recommendations being published in the Autumn.
SCC say residents can submit requests for changes to parking controls now, and that any suggestions will be considered as part of the review. So you do not need to wait until the review starts. MRA would encourage all residents who have views or concerns about parking in their roads to make their views known, and MRA Councillors will make sure that all ideas that are put forward are fully considered. It is important to act now, as there will not be another parking review of Molesey for a long time.
You should send your suggestions to The Parking Team, Rowan House, Merrow Lane, Guildford GU4 7BQ, stating your name and address, the site and nature of the parking change you are proposing, and explaining why you think it is needed. If you want to speak to SCC before sending in your request you can call 0300 200 1003, or email
The objective of SCC’s review, and SCC’s overall parking strategy, is to achieve a balance by providing sufficient on-street parking provision, subject to controls or restrictions where these are appropriate. SCC has said that one of the criteria it will consider is whether parking at a particular location is dangerous or obstructive, so if you think this applies to the change you are suggesting you should make this clear.
Published on Monday, April 11th, 2016
in General Interest