Deal to provide extra parking for Nelson workers

First published in Pendle

A DEAL looks set to be struck which could provide extra parking for town centre workers in Nelson.

Proposals have been drawn up by PEARL (Pendle Enterprise and Regeneration Ltd) to take over New Brown Street car park, providing around 25 spaces.

This would serve staff working in the Enteprise Centre at Number One Market Street, councillors have been told.

And in return PEARL bosses have said that they will provide a sum of £3,000 to maintain the facility near the Ace Centre.

Parking reviews in the recent past have noted that a number of spaces in short-stay sites have been taken up by town centre workers moving their vehicles, to avoid time restrictions.

The designated long-stay car park, at Goitside, beside the former Tesco store, has continued to be an unappealing prospect.

Peter Atkinson, the council’s engineering and special projects manager, said in a report: "There are also seven long-stay business permit bays (at Goitside) for an annual cost of £140 per annum each.

"At the time of writing this report, none of these bays has been utilised."

Mr Atkinson believes that the move would encourage more businesses to consider moving into the enterprise centre, which is part of the ACE complex.

But members of the Nelson area committee, due to meet on January 7, still have to agree to the changes.

Previous attempts to introduce business permit parking at New Brown Street, Every Street and Cuba Street were eventually rejected by the borough’s executive.

Currently there are 621 parking spaces available in Nelson – including 311 short-stay spots. This does not include the Pendle Rise car park, where there are a further 314 long-stay bays.

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8:17pm Sat 29 Dec 12

HairyBowls says...

for the benefit of no1 market street workers...encourage everyone else to use alternatives to the car, yet encourage themselves to be exempt from what they preach...make em walj and takeaway all car parks exclusive to council organisations and make them face the very public they each have a part in screwing over...
for the benefit of no1 market street workers...encourage everyone else to use alternatives to the car, yet encourage themselves to be exempt from what they preach...make em walj and takeaway all car parks exclusive to council organisations and make them face the very public they each have a part in screwing over... HairyBowls
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3:35am Sun 30 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

Good news about time they did something for the workers
Good news about time they did something for the workers 2 for 5p
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3:48pm Sun 30 Dec 12

travel happy wanderer says...

Thats it look after council workers who won't walk and let the public walk from Goitside, Its a case of council looking after its own and sod the rest.
Thats it look after council workers who won't walk and let the public walk from Goitside, Its a case of council looking after its own and sod the rest. travel happy wanderer
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7:16pm Sun 30 Dec 12

coates warder says...

more carparks than shops that are open.i could understand if it was needed but its not .
more carparks than shops that are open.i could understand if it was needed but its not . coates warder
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1:03am Mon 31 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

travel happy wanderer wrote:
Thats it look after council workers who won't walk and let the public walk from Goitside, Its a case of council looking after its own and sod the rest.
What's wrong are you not good enough to work for the council
[quote][p][bold]travel happy wanderer[/bold] wrote: Thats it look after council workers who won't walk and let the public walk from Goitside, Its a case of council looking after its own and sod the rest.[/p][/quote]What's wrong are you not good enough to work for the council 2 for 5p
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9:55am Mon 31 Dec 12

happycyclist says...

What a dumb idea. More car facilities = more pollution, more congestion, and more head-in-the-sand attitudes from motorists who will feel their arrogance towards pedestrians and cyclists is justified.
What a dumb idea. More car facilities = more pollution, more congestion, and more head-in-the-sand attitudes from motorists who will feel their arrogance towards pedestrians and cyclists is justified. happycyclist
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4:31pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Izanears says...

This is the same council that spends hundreds of pounds of taxpayers money to get people to walk to get fit and cut down on heart disease.
Yet another example of double standards.
This is the same council that spends hundreds of pounds of taxpayers money to get people to walk to get fit and cut down on heart disease. Yet another example of double standards. Izanears
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4:32pm Mon 31 Dec 12

HairyBowls says...

Burnley and Pendle Councils will Unify at some future date beyond a shadow of doubt. Its quietly happening now, as more services and departments are outsourced/shared, and are forced to cover greater geographical areas...like the Colne tip closure...Councils will be progressively starved of funds from central Government, thus making no alternatives but for Mergers to take place...Camerons grand plan, just wait and see ;-)
Burnley and Pendle Councils will Unify at some future date beyond a shadow of doubt. Its quietly happening now, as more services and departments are outsourced/shared, and are forced to cover greater geographical areas...like the Colne tip closure...Councils will be progressively starved of funds from central Government, thus making no alternatives but for Mergers to take place...Camerons grand plan, just wait and see ;-) HairyBowls
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9:56pm Mon 31 Dec 12

coates warder says...

HairyBowls wrote:
Burnley and Pendle Councils will Unify at some future date beyond a shadow of doubt. Its quietly happening now, as more services and departments are outsourced/shared, and are forced to cover greater geographical areas...like the Colne tip closure...Councils will be progressively starved of funds from central Government, thus making no alternatives but for Mergers to take place...Camerons grand plan, just wait and see ;-)
started by labour goverment finished by the rich mans party
[quote][p][bold]HairyBowls[/bold] wrote: Burnley and Pendle Councils will Unify at some future date beyond a shadow of doubt. Its quietly happening now, as more services and departments are outsourced/shared, and are forced to cover greater geographical areas...like the Colne tip closure...Councils will be progressively starved of funds from central Government, thus making no alternatives but for Mergers to take place...Camerons grand plan, just wait and see ;-)[/p][/quote]started by labour goverment finished by the rich mans party coates warder
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9:38am Tue 1 Jan 13

HairyBowls says...

Indeed Coates...not a rizla paper between these showers of s@@t!
Indeed Coates...not a rizla paper between these showers of s@@t! HairyBowls
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9:42pm Tue 1 Jan 13

artmemis says...

HairyBowls wrote:
for the benefit of no1 market street workers...encourage everyone else to use alternatives to the car, yet encourage themselves to be exempt from what they preach...make em walj and takeaway all car parks exclusive to council organisations and make them face the very public they each have a part in screwing over...
its for the businesses in the enterprise centre in the ace centre not number 1 market street...once again, LET have reported it wrongly
[quote][p][bold]HairyBowls[/bold] wrote: for the benefit of no1 market street workers...encourage everyone else to use alternatives to the car, yet encourage themselves to be exempt from what they preach...make em walj and takeaway all car parks exclusive to council organisations and make them face the very public they each have a part in screwing over...[/p][/quote]its for the businesses in the enterprise centre in the ace centre not number 1 market street...once again, LET have reported it wrongly artmemis
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9:43pm Tue 1 Jan 13

artmemis says...

travel happy wanderer wrote:
Thats it look after council workers who won't walk and let the public walk from Goitside, Its a case of council looking after its own and sod the rest.
not for council workers. for businesses in ace enterprise centre
[quote][p][bold]travel happy wanderer[/bold] wrote: Thats it look after council workers who won't walk and let the public walk from Goitside, Its a case of council looking after its own and sod the rest.[/p][/quote]not for council workers. for businesses in ace enterprise centre artmemis
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9:44pm Tue 1 Jan 13

artmemis says...

happycyclist wrote:
What a dumb idea. More car facilities = more pollution, more congestion, and more head-in-the-sand attitudes from motorists who will feel their arrogance towards pedestrians and cyclists is justified.
foolish comment. not more car facilities. same car park for different users
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: What a dumb idea. More car facilities = more pollution, more congestion, and more head-in-the-sand attitudes from motorists who will feel their arrogance towards pedestrians and cyclists is justified.[/p][/quote]foolish comment. not more car facilities. same car park for different users artmemis
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