Town council backs Melksham coach parking
10:55am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
Coach parking could soon be returning to Melksham, after the town council agreed to support its reintroduction to the King Street car park.
At a meeting on Monday it was agreed the council would write to Wiltshire Council to express its desire for coaches to return to the site during the daytime, in order to boost tourism to the town.
Speaking at the meeting deputy mayor Pam Wiltshire said: “We are not asking for overnight parking, just somewhere for coaches, and I personally would have no problem with King Street being used for those purposes.”
Councillor Terri Welch, who also manages the town’s tourist information centre, said: “There is a very great need for coach parking in this town, and as a council we need to support reintroducing it into King Street.”
Large vehicles were banned from the car park in 2010 after a campaign by residents, who claimed that lorry drivers using the site overnight were urinating on the ground, and could see into neighbouring properties.
The town council’s recommendation will now be passed to Wiltshire Council, who will decide whether or not to act on it.