Many members attending our meeting last Thursday will agree it was a good one, well attended Not only were we honoured to have The Mayor Of Shrewsbury Councillor Miles Kenny join us, we also had Michael McCarthy an inspirational author share his story with us (more coming soon)
Our other topic was transport and parking issues, which is very important to many of us. We had Matt Johnson Area Transport Planning Commissioner (North) join us together with Matt Davies talking about parking issues. Matt agreed to send us more details regarding the trial taxi rank in Mardol, Shrewsbury.
Mike, in his email to SDN Secretary said “You will note from the schedule the bay outside Blacks is 16m long, and the new disabled bay by Timspons is 12m long – it is appreciated that there is a 4 m reduction in provision on Claremont Street, but, as you are no doubt aware, those with a blue badge are able to park in pay and display bays at no cost for as long as they wish, and park on the double yellow lines for a period of up to 3 hours as long as there is not a loading ban in force or the parking is causing an obstruction”
He has also forwarded three documents to us:
- Claremont Street Taxi Rank Consultation Plan Claremont St – Consultation Plan
- Claremont Street Taxi Rank Exp Bay Notice Shrewsbury – Claremont St – Exp Taxi Bay – Notice
- Claremont Street Taxi Rank Statement of reasons Claremont Street – Taxi Rank – Statement of Reasons
Those attending the meeting also agreed that we-Shropshire Disability Network being the “collective voice for people with a disability” would put in a response to the consultation that is open to 12th August 2015 but we would also encourage you to make your own individual responses. Click here for details http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/claremont-street-shrewsbury-experimental-taxi-bay/