High Street consultation is extended

Crawley Borough Council has extended the time limit for people to share their views on plans to stop cars from parking in pedestrianised areas along the High Street.

The council is looking to stop cars parking on the paved areas at weekends and in the evenings amid concerns about the safety of pedestrians obstruction to businesses.

There are also worries that the parking will lead to damage to street furniture and to the over all look and feel of the High Street.

The council launched a consultation in May which has now been extended until Tuesday June 11.

To have your say, fill in an online form, pick up a paper copy of the form from the Town Hall or speak to officers who will be in the High Street at various times during the consultation period.

The council will use the consultation findings to create a formal proposal that will be submitted to WSCC, which will then offer the public the chance to object to the proposal.

Cllr Ken Trussell, Cabinet member for environment, said: “You don’t have to have parked in the High Street to tell us what you think – all views are welcome in helping us decide what to do next.”

Log on to www.crawley.gov.uk/parking