Design and technology giant, Dyson, has set up a temporary car park for 200 cars and put out cones on roadsides to combat parking problems in response to complaints from the community.

The firm, which announced last month its hopes to expand in Malmesbury and create hundreds of jobs over the next year, reacted to a backlash from frustrated residents over dangerous parking on roadsides near to the factory site.

Martyn Snell, who is a Malmesbury town councillor, spoke out at a meeting between the council and Dyson representatives about the prob- lem, and is delighted to see that the appeal have been listened to.

“They carried out their promise,” he said.

“We had all those problems but I’ve had no complaints about the situation since.

“I don’t think they really realised the problem.

“We put it in the papers to tell people what was going on and I don’t think we can do much more; they have listened.”