Permits plan to ease match-day parking problems for residents
RESIDENTS in a Manselton Street could see parking permits introduced in a bid to tackle match day parking.
People living in Courtney Street have been sent letters from their local councillors asking them for their views on the scheme, which would see restricted parking in the road.
Currently there are no restrictions in the street, which can lead to supporters using it as a place to park when they are visiting the Liberty Stadium for Swans and Ospreys matches.
Local ward member Chris Holley said: “We have had problems with parking in the area for decades and now with the stadium that has got a little bit worse.
“A number of people have inquired about it and it has been surveyed.
“At the end of the day we have problems in the area as it was never built for the amount of cars which are on the street now.
“Some homes have two or three cars, parking is always going to be a major problem.
“The thing you have to consider is people who are visiting residents in the street, not just on match day.”
Mr Holley added residents should send their views regarding the possible introduction of parking bays as soon as possible.
One resident of Courtney Street, Rob Edwards, 28, said: “It can be a bit of problem, especially when the Swans play, it can be hard to park even close to your house sometimes.
“I would like to see something happen but it has to be fair for everyone.
“If someone is dropping by for example, you don’t want them to have to rush off just because of the bays.
“But then it isn’t fair that residents, a lot of whom are elderly can’t park close to their homes.”
To get your views heard email email@example.com, send a letter to 115 Cecil Street, Manselton, or call 01792 473743.