The Andover summit group working on parking and signage has produced it four point action plan. It focuses on possible introduction of on-street dash and go parking, selective reductions to parking charges to boost Christmas shoppers and visitors to events. The phasing out of old style ticket machines to allow alternative payment options, also reviewing the provision of long term parking for the people who work in town.
I look forward to improvements to parking in our Town. The present system does not encourage people to stay longer, with threat of a parking ticket if you overstay your time. Pay on exit on all car parks is the most sensible option for me.
Potential sites for dash and go on street parking will be now identified and approval sought from H.C.C. An initial pilot for new high tech ticket machines in Andover start in 2014. Proposals for parking charge concessions to encourage shoppers and visitors to the town at key times and long term parking provision will be developed over the coming months. Also start reviewing the current signage leading to the town from the the trunk road network.