Swaffham parking is up for debate

The future of parking in Swaffham will be up for debate at an open meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday, January 25, at 7pm.

Breckland Council has been consulting on the issue for several weeks, trying to find out what the current problems are and what improvements are needed on the town's car parks.

Letters have been sent to a number of local organisations asking for their input and the meeting is open to anyone who lives, works or shops in the town.

Points raised at the meeting will be considered by a special parking task and finish group and added to submissions already received.

A report with recommendations will then be taken to Breckland's overview and scrutiny commission meeting on March 24.

Swaffham councillor Shirley Matthews, chairman of the parking task and finish group, said: 'Among the early feedback we have had is that the signposting for car parks in the town needs to be improved, but it is possible that there will be more issues raised at the meeting.

'It's the local people living and working in the town who really have the on-the-ground knowledge about parking problems, so we are hoping for a good turnout.

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'We have invited a number of organisations such as Norfolk police, Konectbuses, local businesses, Norfolk County Council and the town council to send representatives, so it should be an interesting and useful debate'.