There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes on your behalf to improve things at Tesco and I was pleased to get this detailed email from County Cllr David Kendall and Cllr John Newberry after they met with Tesco earlier today on behalf of all residents in the area:
Proposals to be worked up by Tesco and SEPP (to improve the situation not solve it)
1) Double yellow lines to be installed from outside the front of the shop by the alleyway to the telegraph pole at the end of the low fence outside the first residential property after the shops. David spoke to the Angling shop and the Shutter shop owners and they are both supportive of the action being taken.
2) Two additional bollards to be installed on the pavement on the Angling shop side of the store to stop shoppers using the pavement as an extra parking space.
3) Tesco to relocate the disabled parking bay from the rear of the car park to the space nearest the front of the car park.
4) Tesco to stop shoppers parking alongside the wall of the store and blocking cars in. This will be done by introducing a yellow cross hatch box which says space for deliveries only.
5) Tesco to talk to the owners of the car park at the rear of the Angling shop and the shutter shop with a view to leasing 6/7 of the spaces to give them more parking capacity for Tesco shoppers. The owners of the Angling shop and the Shutter shop own the car park and told David this morning they are up for having a discussion.
6) Tesco to ensure that only their smallest delivery lorries servicing the store
7) SEPP to step up enforcement outside the shop at different times of the day and I’ve said that when the double yellow lines are installed we will get the press involved to help get the message across.
8) The parking survey in Hampden Crescent is going to be undertaken by SEPP in September.
9) ECC to undertake a second pedestrian crossing survey further down the road to see if the numbers meet their criteria. This will be done in September.
There was general agreement all round that the above measures would help tackle some of the problems associated with the store but would not solve them all. It is going to take time to pull some of these things together but I would hope that if Tesco pay for the TRO and double yellow lines and the two bollards as they indicated we will soon be able to get them moving.