The votes have now been counted for the proposed residents’ parking scheme and with almost 61% of residents returning their vote and with over 95% saying yes, I can confirm that the scheme will be going ahead!

There were 742 returns in total, with 709 in support and 33 against. There are about 1220 properties within the area. The table below shows a breakdown of returns per road.

ROAD TOTAL ADDRESSES PERCENTAGE RETURNS
Arboretum Road 31 57 54.4
Barry Street 22 33 66.7
Chestnut Street 43 59 72.9
Chestnut Walk 35 57 61.4
East Street 30 57 52.6
Flag Meadow Walk 41 75 54.7
Lansdowne Road 24 60 40.0
Lansdowne Street 20 30 66.7
Lansdowne Terrace 11 19 57.9
Little Chestnut Street 28 45 62.2
Little Southfield Street 18 30 60.0
Lowell Street 39 50 78.0
Lower Chestnut Street 53 74 71.6
Middle Street 26 51 51.0
Northfield Street 61 88 69.3
Sansome Walk 10 16 62.5
Shrubbery Avenue 56 112 50.0
Shrubbery Road 32 51 62.7
Southfield Street 62 112 55.4
St Georges Lane North 12 26 46.2
Tennis Walk 10 12 83.3
Washington Street 45 57 78.9
Westbury Street 3 3 100.0
White Ladies Walk 4 6 66.7
Wolverton Road 8 10 80.0
Wood Terrace 18 29 62.1
742 1220 60.8

Thank you to everyone who helped to deliver the letters and to knock on doors, often repeatedly, to ensure that we got enough people to vote and to vote yes. We wouldn’t have got so many returns without all your effort.

The next stage of the process will be for the detailed plans to be drawn up. I will be meeting with the council officer shortly to work on the plans. As soon as I have something to show residents I will be looking for as much feedback as possible, to ensure that we get the best scheme possible.

I thought it called for a celebration, now that the RPS has been approved. So I would like to invite anyone who cares to join me for a drink or two at The Chestnut Inn on Tuesday 19th March at 7:30pm. As well as celebrating, it will be a chance for me to thank those who helped out and to discuss aspects of the scheme. I hope to see you on the 19th March. If you have any questions, please get in touch.