Dudley transport chief aims to get the measure of town centre parking problems

Cllr Kurshid Ahmed is aiming to get the measure of parking space headaches during revamp work in Dudley town centre

Cllr Kurshid Ahmed is aiming to get the measure of parking space headaches during revamp work in Dudley town centre

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DUDLEY’S transport supremo aims to get the measure of parking problems caused by a town centre upgrade.

Council chiefs say creating temporary parking spaces in Stone Street and, on busy days, moving market traders to the events area of the market place and Stone Street Square will help boost trade during revamp work.

Cllr Kurshid Ahmed, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for transportation, has also pledged the temporary one-hour spaces on Stone Street will become permanent once the new market place area reopens in early 2015.

Cllr Ahmed said: “As we continue to make these exciting improvements to the town centre we have listened to suggestions that we find more free on-street parking for our visitors.

“We are delighted to be able to provide these temporary spaces while the market place redevelopment is underway but we are also making provisions for permanent parking in the area too.”

For more information visit www.dudley.gov.uk or log on to the council’s pages on Twitter and Facebook.

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4:31pm Tue 3 Jun 14

imgoingbarmy says...

What a joke. This has been a useless space since all those thousands of pounds were spent developing it. Transport supremo? More like a comedian. Dudley town centre's traffic problems have been poorly managed for years. The pedestrian areas have been torn up numerous times and in places they are, even now, dangerous. Do a job, do it well, do it once!

What a pity the council ask for the public for their feelings and then go ahead regardless.
What a joke. This has been a useless space since all those thousands of pounds were spent developing it. Transport supremo? More like a comedian. Dudley town centre's traffic problems have been poorly managed for years. The pedestrian areas have been torn up numerous times and in places they are, even now, dangerous. Do a job, do it well, do it once! What a pity the council ask for the public for their feelings and then go ahead regardless. imgoingbarmy
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11:25am Wed 4 Jun 14

dudley old boy says...

I would like to know when someone will be held accountable for all these shall we say blunders, Stone St. King St. etc.
I would like to know when someone will be held accountable for all these shall we say blunders, Stone St. King St. etc. dudley old boy
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