Restriction ‘rumour’ but parking on agenda

Donington Market Place car park. ANL-150121-143116001
Donington Market Place car park. ANL-150121-143116001

Frustrated Donington residents who struggle to get into the Market Place have been clinging on to rumours that a two-hour parking restriction is going to be enforced.

Debbie Hood, of Corner House Flowers, says she has had a number of people popping into the shop saying something is finally going to be done about the problem.

She said: “A parking restriction hasn’t been imposed yet but, if it is, it will make loading much easier for us.

“We’ve sometimes had to park miles down the road because we can’t get near the shop.”

The number of cars in the Market Place when the village seems almost empty of people has been the brunt of jokes in the past, with someone once being heard to suggest it was in a Twilight Zone.

However, it has been an ongoing problem for Donington Parish Council.

Chairman Coun Peter Lorimer said: “At this time I can confirm the problem is being discussed by the parish council but, as yet, no decision has been made.

“But it is a priority.

“Parking in Donington has been a problem for a long time, with drivers who can’t get into the car park parking along the High Street and holding traffic up.

“We have to look at a number of options and discuss with traders who have shops next to the Market Place what they would like.”