Consultation on Parking Charges at DDC The Street Car Park, Ash

At the recent Dover District Council Cabinet meeting held on Monday 15th January 2018, it was decided to consult with the four rural Parish Councils on whether or not to introduce parking charges at the Dover District Council Car Parks in Ash (The Street), Eastry, St Margaret’s at Cliffe and Wingham.

Ash Parish Councillors and Ash residents had strong objections to the introduction of the proposed charges of 50p per hour, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday.

After the meeting, the DDC Councillors for Ash explained that the Cabinet had listened and acted on the representations that the DDC Councillors from the rural parishes had made regarding the proposal to introduce a charge for the village car parks in Ash (the Street) and in Wingham, also Eastry and St Margaret’s.  That proposal was dropped from the decisions made on Monday 15th January, to enable the District Council to consult and work with parishes to find the best solution(s) to the difficult issue of parking in the village centres. Particular mention was made of ensuring that support for local business continued and the importance of safe walking routes to schools.

When the consultation is started, the Ash Parish Council will let residents, local businesses and organisations know so that their views can be given to the Dover District Council. For further information, please contact the Clerk to Ash Parish Council either via this website or by e-mailing clerk@ashpc.kentparishes.gov.uk.