Company's plea to ease up on yellow lines rule
A SWANSEA broker is encouraging other businesses in the city to support Government plans to relax double yellow line parking.
Antur insurance services, in St Helen's Road, Swansea, is supporting the parking plan as part of the Keep Trade Local campaign.
Under the plans, which are being considered by the Government, drivers would be allowed to park on double yellow lines for 15 minutes to allow them to pop into to local shops without having to pay costly parking fees or risk high fines.
Antur insurance services says relaxation of parking rules could help regenerate high street shops, which have been adversely affected by costly parking and fines.
But the company has also warned that new parking rules should only take place if it was certain it would not impact on safety.
Now Antur insurance services is calling on Swansea businesses and residents to register their support for the double yellow campaign as a like on the Keep Trade Local page on Facebook.com/ccv.keeptradelocal.
The Facebook page was launched earlier this year as part of an ongoing campaign for businesses to trade locally.
The number of businesses and residents supporting this campaign will then be presented to the local authority.
Gary Stevens, managing director of Antur insurance services said: "Unnecessary parking enforcement can have a real impact on our high street encouraging many to shop at large out of town business parks or online.
"We want to attract more people to visit and enjoy our local shops which offer some brilliant products at great value.
"Relaxing parking in a safe manner is a sure way to get more people to shop in our high street."
Mr Stevens said the company was hoping for support and feedback from local people and other businesses by registering their views on their Keep Trade Local Facebook page.
Go to Facebook.com/ccv.keeptradelocal.