Villagers in Glinton hit out at parking permit plan

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PROPOSALS to tackle parking problems in a village have come under fire from residents.

Parts of Glinton could be getting double yellow lines and parking permits as part of a Peterborough City Council scheme.

Staff at the council-run Clare Lodge secure unit in Welmore Road, Glinton, have started to park on the village’s narrow streets after being charged by the authority to park.

The council is looking at introducing double yellow lines and parking permits for residents after receiving complaints about parking.

More than 100 people attended a public meeting at Peakirk cum Glinton Primary School, in Rectory Lane, Glinton, to speak out against the plans.

Residents say it would be expensive to introduce and enforce the scheme, which they say would push the problem to other parts of the village.

Villagers called for the return of free parking at Clare Lodge.

Speaking at the meeting Tina Flannery, 50, of Scotts Road, said: “It isn’t our issue. Why are we paying for something that isn’t our problem?”

The council’s executive director of operations, Paul Phillipson, told villagers that any change in policy would mean re-opening negotiations with unions over revised terms and conditions for all council employees.

He said that the problem would solve itself after more staff took permits.