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Petition for 2 Hours FREE Parking to support local traders in Southend's High Street!

Date: February 2019

Petition for 2 Hours FREE Parking to support local traders in Southend's High Street!

We have been more than patient with the council, but time is now running out for many local traders who are struggling with the lack of footfall in Southend's High Street. We all need to pull together in order to get our council to listen and show more empathy for traders who work hard to make a living and who are now struggling due to the demise of the town centre.

Southend has limited local industry and many local people rely on starting their own business in order to survive. These entrepreneurs desperately need the local community to support them, particularly the retail businesses/restaurants, due to the steady neglect of the High Street over the last few years! We must work together to stop this dreadful decline of our town and STOP blaming Amazon! There are many other towns locally who have thriving High Streets, so let's encourage visitors back and take pride in our town again.

2 hours FREE parking would be a great start to help these struggling traders and at the same time encourage other businesses back into the High Street, potentially creating a win-win scenario.

Please download your petition now if you are in agreement or if you have other suggestions on this subject, please get in touch or leave a comment below.

Let us work together to save our town, the deadline is 20th March  2019. Please use the link to download a petition form and start collecting as many signatures as possible, 1500 is needed.

Please send your signed petition to Oracle House, 11 Clarence Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1AN. 

Thank you for supporting this cause.

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Comments (6)

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Date: 2019-03-22 12:47:01
Some free parking would help to revive the high street - currently there is very little incentive to go there, as there are fewer and fewer shops. No one wants to pay to park for that. People would be much mote likely to use the high street for specific shopping/eating or encourage a browse if they could park for free for 2 hours. ...   continue reading
By: Kay Judd, Stuart Judd, Tom and Heather Barrick (Westcliff residents)
Date: 2019-03-18 16:29:45
Some free parking would help to revive the high street - currently there is very little incentive to go there, as there are fewer and fewer shops. No one wants to pay to park for that. People would be much mote likely to use the high street for specific shopping/eating or encourage a browse if they could park for free for 2 hours. ...   continue reading
By: Kay Judd, Stuart Judd, Tom and Heather Barrick (Westcliff residents)
Date: 2019-03-12 10:10:41
I am in agreement with Paul Thompson the present council has done nothing to encourage the local people to the area through lack of parking facilities and amenities. I recall in 1977 the area was a lovely place to visit beautiful gardens along the seafront the Christmas lights along the prom were worth a visit on their own also the article "Dreaml ...   continue reading
By: Paulene Konyn
Date: 2019-02-21 14:54:46
I agree with Bob Wilkins and John Moore's comments on how parking costs and restrictions have impacted on local residents use of Southend High Street and the Seafront. I too only venture into the centre when I absolutely have to as, apart from it no longer being a pleasant experience, there are many alternatives available without parking fees. Ho ...   continue reading
By: Brenda Fawkes
Date: 2019-02-04 16:38:15
I am not a member of the council or the business community. I moved to Thorpe Bay four years ago with memories of a vibrant high street, and a pleaseant seafront. I now avoid the high street as much as possible as I do not like being constantly asked for money and then see the beggars rush into Costa coffee or Weatherspoons for drinks and maybe fo ...   continue reading
By: Bob Wilkins
Date: 2019-02-03 17:38:09
I think it would be a great idea to have 2 hours free parking it would certainly encourage local residents as well as day trippers to go into town. I can only imagine what a devistating impact lack of parking has had on the Cliffs Pavilion since the council have made impossible to park anywhere near there now. I know from my own experience we use ...   continue reading
By: John Moore

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