Tag Archives: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

Nuneaton Car Park Tariff Board

The Folly of Reducing Car Parking Charges

Locally, the issue of car parking charges has cropped up from time-to-time, with some politians arguing for a reduction, e.g. £1.00 for 3 hours parking at weekdays. The argument for a reduced car parking charge is that it will encourage visits to the town centre, and with it being a fixed cost for a longer period of time, these visits will also be extended as people won’t be rushing back to their cars to avoid the next tariff. However, I maintain this is a bad idea and often say so on Twitter. To save me making the same arguments over and over again, it’s now high time that I put them here!

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K-Frame Barrier

K-Frame Barriers – Part 4: A Director Responds

The ongoing saga relating to access restrictions on cycle paths, specifically Nuneaton’s Weddington Walk (part of National Cycle Network Route 52) continues following receipt of a response to my questions, this time from a Council director. The contents of that reply are copied below. I was a little disappointed that the email was headed ‘Draft’ in the subject, almost like it wasn’t ready to be sent out or hadn’t been checked, but since I have it, I’m taking it as the Council’s official response. Continue reading

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K-Frame Barriers – Part 3: Information Not Held

Yesterday, I receive my long-awaited reply to last month’s follow up request for information relating to the use of K-frame barriers, specifically on Weddington Walk. The full allowance of twenty working days was used to provide me with the responses of either ‘we do not hold that information’ or ‘this is not a request for information.’ Continue reading

K-Frame - Weddington Walk (A444)

K-Frame Barriers – Part 2: The Council’s Response

In my last post on 24 July, I spoke about the obstructions present along NCN52, specifically in the form of K-Frame barriers on a section known locally as Weddington Walk. Having not received a satisfactory response from my general enquiry to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, I sent a message with a list of questions asked under the Freedom of Information Act. They responded yesterday, as follows: Continue reading

K-Frame Barrier

K-Frame Barriers on NCN52 (Weddington Walk)

There’s a generally rather nice section of National Cycle Network (NCN) route 52 as it leaves Nuneaton called Weddington Walk. This is an off-road shared path running along the route of an old railway line, heading up to the A5. I say generally nice, because whilst it’s reasonably wide, mostly quiet and properly surfaced with tarmac, it is hindered by K-Frame barriers at a number of access points. Continue reading