Old Road car park in Wimborne may not close
MORE than 40 members of the public, angered about the proposed closure of Old Road car park in Wimborne, attended Tuesday's East Dorset District Council audit and scrutiny committee to file an official Call for Action, a first for the council.
James Moran a resident who spoke at the meeting said: "We were just stunned to find the council staff we spoke to were not interested in the effect their plans had on the local people, it just didn't feature in their thinking. Councils have to make decisions not everyone likes, that's a fact of life, but you would hope they would at least get an idea of the impact first."
Sam Barratt-Habgood a local mum, said: "If the car park closes I'll be forced to cross one of the busiest roads in Wimborne each morning with my young kids."
Councillor Robin Cook, who had asked for the process leading to the decision to be brought to the audit and scrutiny committee, said: "This decision is one of the most contentious I have met in my time as a councillor; the strength of feeling against this move from both residents and the business community was overwhelming. I wanted to see if there could be a way of revisiting the matter."
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Following the meeting councillors voted overwhelmingly for the matter to be referred back to the resources committee for detailed public consultation to be put in place.
Councillor Cook said: "I am delighted with the result, particularly as I am lobbying for the whole issue of car parking adequacy in the town be addressed as a matter of urgency."