STANFORD-LE-HOPE councillor, Shane Hebb, has welcomed the redesign of the disabled parking spaces in King Street.
Disabled vehicle users already had three dedicated spaces for parking, with added room to manoeuvre, following an intervention by Councillor Hebb last year: and now a ramp has been installed to allow those same residents have safe access to the footpath.
"I’m really happy that Thurrock Council worked with me to realise the new ramp that was missing from this car parking provision for the less mobile. As a regular shopper at King Street and High Street, I’m keen to make sure everyone has the same opportunity and ability to shop there. It’s part of the SS17 Conservative’s pledge to support our small businesses thrive in less predictable times".
Taking a direct swipe at the Sand Pits car park owners, Cllr Hebb noted that it was important to keep people coming to Stanford’s local shops despite local issues – "Let’s be frank, the car park at Sand Pits is an absolute tip and is putting people off. The promises of regenerating Stanford were severely compromised by the sale of the car park. Cllr Piccolo and I said it would be disaster, and it has been".
Both Stanford West councillors are supporting local people and businesses, who are campaigning for action on the cleanliness of the Sand Pits car park.