“In relation to the current consultation on plans to change residents’ parking in Topsham, it is stated that the proposal “is in response to requests from local residents who are affected by commuter parking”.
I would like the data on how many such requests have been made over the past 5 years, by the street of the resident making the request or complaint about parking. Or more clearly for each street in Topsham, how many requests/complaints have been made by residents living on that street.”
The Council can confirm that the catalyst for the above was a petition presented to the Exeter Highways and Traffic Orders Committee on Thursday 18th April 2013.
The relevant extract from the minutes of this meeting relating to the Topsham Petition is provided below:-
187 Topsham Petition
The Committee noted that the Leader, at Cabinet on 13 February, had been presented by the Chairman of this Committee, with a petition organised by the Topsham Community Association containing approximately 2,400 signatures calling on the City and County Councils to address parking issues in Topsham, as a matter of urgency.
It was MOVED by Councillor Leadbetter, SECONDED by Councillor Westlake and
RESOLVED that details of the petition, its implications and possible solutions to parking problems in Topsham, be discussed jointly with appropriate Members and officers from both the County and City Councils, and a report be brought to a future meeting of this Committee.
The Council has conducted comprehensive searches for the original petition, but has been unable to locate it. Information pertaining to the names of the streets which the residents live on is, therefore not held.