COMMUNITY leaders are calling for residents’ permit parking zones to be introduced.
Holywell Town Council will write to Flintshire County Council to suggest the paid-for zones after a request from the county council for suggestions on street parking enforcement.
The issue was raised on Tuesday night’s Holywell Town Council meeting, where councillors heard of concerns residents have about being unable to park outside their own homes in the town.
They said the problems have surfaced since the stricter enforcement came in at the start of the month, when Flintshire Council took over parking from the police.
The town council suggestion is a response to Flintshire Council’s invitation, sent to town and community councils across the county, to suggest proposals for consideration in relation to parking restrictions.
The paid-for parking zones would be funded by residents willing to pay for permits, Holywell members suggested.
Cllr Joe Johnson said he would like Flintshire Council to look at neighbouring authorities to see how they have implemented a similar permit.
Cllr Peter Curtis said one resident has contacted him with concerns about parking outside their home due to restrictions.
Cllr Ed Watkinson also said a care worker was unable to park while visiting an elderly resident in their own home.
He added: “Surely there has to be some sort of common sense idea taken if people have a genuine need to park in certain areas.”
All proposals must be submitted to Flintshire Council before the end of October.
There was nobody available at Flintshire Council for comment.