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    Posted: 16 April 2011 at 5:07pm
There's no disputing the fact that the precinct is an eyesore (no disrespect to those who live and work there - it is just as unappealing as many other 1960s precincts in many other lovely villages throughout the country, having been built without regard to aesthetics) and it would be a relief to see it demolished and the residents and commercial outlets given better premises. However, that's never going to happen.

Even part pedestrianisation would be a welcome development, as the congestion caused by traffic entering and leaving, so close to the entrance to the village, is alarming. Holding a weekly, or even monthly market there would be fantastic. CSP has had a charter therefore permission for a market since the 1200s - not sure when we lost the weekly market,but it would be fantastic to see it return. Maybe Church Lane car park might be made free of charge on market days, and local businesses, as well as market stalls, would benefit from the increase in shoppers it would attract.
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I totally agree, Yorkie.
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I am a great advocate of  pedestrianising the precinct area as at present it is an eyesore, and with an introduction of a monthly market (?) and an area for outside seating it surely will encourage people to shop, eat and drink.
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I never park in the precinct. I always use Church Rd and never have any need to stay more than an hour. I like the idea of a pedestrianised square though. Maybe a more trendy cafe is needed as the others are a little soulless. Would it not be better to provide disabled parking on Market Place - ie close to the majority of shops?



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I thought it was 90 minutes
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Originally posted by Malc London Malc London wrote:

Originally posted by J.R. J.R. wrote:

Are the spaces at the Market Place end of Budgens carpark reserved for disabled badge holders ?
 
This would make more sense than on the hill - by the mobility shop & near the zebra-crossing.
 
Budgens carpark is supposed to be for Budgens customers. I know people think it's a free village car park but it's not.
 
 
4 hour limit on budgens carpark, i don't know how strict it's enforced.there is a bloke there from euro car parks.
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Originally posted by J.R. J.R. wrote:

Are the spaces at the Market Place end of Budgens carpark reserved for disabled badge holders ?
 
This would make more sense than on the hill - by the mobility shop & near the zebra-crossing.
 
Budgens carpark is supposed to be for Budgens customers. I know people think it's a free village car park but it's not.
 
 
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Originally posted by Lollipop Lollipop wrote:

we must assume that any disabled bay user is only able to travel a minimal distance from vehicle to destination and, back to my point, the post office is the most likely.

 

Why? What if their destination is Nat West Bank, or Timpsons or the Launderette? 
 
And as for not all disabled people need wheelchair access, I bet a number of them would welcome an extra bit of room to get out of the car.
 
 
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Are the spaces at the Market Place end of Budgens carpark reserved for disabled badge holders ?
 
This would make more sense than on the hill - by the mobility shop & near the zebra-crossing.
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Originally posted by Lollipop Lollipop wrote:

Today's lecture is that DISABLED doesn't automatically mean WHEELCHAIR.

I have to agree with that statement BUT it has little or no relavance. As disabled spaces have to be such that they can be used by a wheelchair user.
 
I prefer the spaces to be called Easy Access.
 
As to Easy access spaces in Market Place I have to dissagree. Parking anywhere in market place is dagerous able bodied or not. The idea of a wheelchair user getting out of their car into the road on that hill. NO
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