September 25th, 2016

Lack of disabled spaces in Rubery a concern

Lack of disabled spaces in Rubery a concern Lack of disabled spaces in Rubery a concern
Updated: 4:45 pm, Jun 24, 2016

RUBERY residents have raised serious concerns about the lack of disabled parking bays in the town and the ‘major problem’ this is causing for those less able to carry their daily shopping on New Road.

Coun Peter McDonald who has spoken to a number of people about the issue said: “With the only disabled parking bays in the high street outside Costcutter’s – it is shocking there are no disabled parking bays near the Co-op or indeed on the whole of the one side of New Road.

“This has restricted the number of shops available to many disabled people and is just not acceptable for people who are less able to be treated in this way.”

Coun McDonald said he was already in discussions with County Council Highways Officers to carry out a full review of the parking needs in Rubery so the number of disabled parking bays could be increased in prime locations.

A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson said: “We are happy to discuss and review parking issues in Rubery with Coun McDonald.

“Any formal changes will however need to follow statutory Traffic Regulation Order processes including consultation and public advertisement.”

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