Parents overturn parking ban plan

Angry parents have successfully appealed for support over plans for a parking ban. Grandparents, mums and dads, and staff from Poppies Day Nursery, North Walsham, attended the town's council meeting to protest against the proposal and persuaded councillors to object to a Norfolk County Council plan for double yellow lines along the length of Farman Avenue, the residential road closest to Poppies' Memorial Park pavilion home.

Angry parents have successfully appealed for support over plans for a parking ban.

Grandparents, mums and dads, and staff from Poppies Day Nursery, North Walsham, attended the town's council meeting to protest against the proposal and persuaded councillors to object to a Norfolk County Council plan for double yellow lines along the length of Farman Avenue, the residential road closest to Poppies' Memorial Park pavilion home.

If the plans go ahead it would leave families collecting their children with nowhere to park, parents say.

Poppies had offered to issue parents with tokens to display in their windscreens indicating to residents that they were visiting the nursery and had not parked to go shopping.

But residents who live along the length of the road claim it would not be sufficient.

Councillors agreed to object to the restriction and to investigate creating a hard-standing area on the park for parents' vehicles.