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Parking may be reduced on St Helier road

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PARKING on Richmond Road in St Helier may be reduced after concerns were raised that emergency service vehicles could struggle to access properties.

A Jersey Fire and Rescue Service water tanker struggling to make its way through Richmond Road. Picture: Parish of St Helier (24909268)

According to the proposal from the Parish of St Helier, four resident spaces and nine visitor spaces could be taken away and footpaths widened and trees planted. Disabled parking spaces are not due to be affected.

The public are now being asked for their views on the idea.

A statement outlining why the consultation had been launched said: ‘The parish is seeking your views on the proposed changes to Richmond Road in response to safety concerns raised in regard to the existing on-street parking on the east and west sides. ‘When vehicles are parked on both sides this narrows the clear carriageway significantly and results in the clear space being extremely tight for emergency services to access Richmond Road.

‘The narrow clear roadway width with the parked cars is also causing access problems for refuse vehicles and companies with large vehicles (i.e. heating oil delivery).’

Anyone wishing to take part in the consultation should email infrastructure@posh.gov.je or write to the Town Hall, Parish of St Helier Infrastructure, PO Box 50, St Helier, JE4 8PA – before Friday 21 June 2019.

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor
Journalist

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