Residents petition leads to car park improvements

Posted on: 18 June 2018

Following a three day closure, Fremington car park has re-opened after recent improvements made by North Devon Council.

The car park surface has been improved and dropped kerbs have been installed to assist those with prams or mobility aids. All of the bay sizes have been improved and three larger, more accessible, disabled parking bays have also been added.

Last summer, Mrs Julie Adnams-Hatch, Liberal Democrat Lead on Disability for Devon & Cornwall submitted a petition of more than 500 signatures to NDC, calling for improvements to the car park in Fremington.

Mrs Adnams Hatch says, “Thank you, North Devon District Council, for the much-needed improvement to the car park adjacent to Fremington Medical Centre, following my submission of a 500+ petition for this and a return to a short, free period of parking for Medical Centre users. It is just a shame that element of my submission could not be accommodated.”

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor Des Brailey says, “I am delighted that our Parking Team have listened to concerns raised by local residents and acted upon them. I hope that these changes have made Fremington Car Park more accessible to everyone. We are also glad to say that we have been able to keep the charges at Fremington low, with an hours parking costing only 40p.”

Local ward member for Fremington, Councillor Frank Biederman says, “I am very pleased that the car park has been resurfaced and is now friendlier for those with disabilities”

More information on council car parks and their locations can be found on our website.

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