I am pleased to report a number of proposed improvements in the Riverside area to the road surface and parking situation as follows :
+ Parking improvement : On Monday evening, the council’s City Development Committee agreed to a waiting restrictions at the parking area near the Bridgeview Station Restaurant. This will restrict parking to 2 hours meaning the car park will be used for people using the playing fields and visiting the restaurant and stop all-day parking. I have long campaigned for this at the request of the football pitch users and residents who are patrons of the restaurant.
An additional disabled bay will be provided and the long unmade parking area to the west will remain without parking restriction.
It will not be possible to undertake the change until after the new flooding defence works take place in the summer.
+ Surface improvement 1 : A positive by-product of the flooding defence works in the summer is that my request to have the long unmade parking area to the west of the above area will be properly surfaced for the first time, greatly increasing the amount of parking with a quality surface.
+ Surface improvement 2 : The surface in front of the nearby Riverside Pavilion on the north side of Riverside Drive has become very uneven again, with numerous potholes, including a large one at the entrance. I raised this with the council’s Neighbourhood Services and the Projects and Development Manager has responded positively as follows :
“I have … arranged the entrance of the car park to addressed and we will look to fill in more of the larger pot holes. … We are looking to do more works down at Riverside and are looking to put an item to Committee in the Spring.”