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Council to discuss new parking restrictions on 12 September

Reading Borough Council will discuss new and amended parking restrictions across the town at their traffic management committee tomorrow, 12 September.

This twice-annual review of requests for amended vehicle waiting restrictions in the borough started in March this year. In May, council officers shared their proposals with ward councillors about how new restrictions could be implemented, and there was a public consultation in August.

The full set of public objections is in a PDF and includes objections and a petition from Milman Road residents criticising proposals that would permanently reduce available parking for visitors to the Milman Road Health Centre, New Christ Church School, residents of the road as well as the nearby estate, so that parents delivering and picking up children from the school by car have more space to turn their vehicles around for a couple of hours each school day during term time.

The traffic management committee meeting will be held at 6.30pm on 12 September at the council chamber at the Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU.

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  1. New Christ Church School sent a letter to the council on 10 September (2 days before the traffic management meeting and more than 2 weeks after the consultation ended) which said, amongst other things:
    “Prohibiting parking at any time will cause inconvenience to the school’s neighbours at many hours when this is of no benefit to children’s safety.. Therefore, we are writing to ask the committee to consider introducing yellow zigzag lines to indicate that the no parking regulations cease after 5 pm and are not applicable at weekends.”
    I have asked the chair of the traffic management committee, Councillor Mohammed Ayub (and Katesgrove councillor Rose Williams) to disregard the school’s late addition as it would be undemocratic to approve a scheme that residents had not had time to consider.
    The school said that their late proposal was only a ‘suggestion for debate’ and not an attempt to alter the basis for discussion.

  2. Reading Borough Council’s traffic management committee decided not to proceed with proposed changes to waiting and parking restrictions on Milman Road, on 12 September.

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