Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is carrying out public consultation on the proposed introduction of new parking charges and the length of time vehicles can be parked for.
Due to the rising costs of operating and maintaining car parks and keeping streets clean, the Council is carrying out a public consultation exercise regarding some of the Council's off-street car parks.
The consultation is taking place now to allow enough time for the Council to consider responses before any changes are used to shape future parking policy.
To understand our service users, the consultation looks at the frequency and duration of car park stays, alongside the reasoning for parking in those car parks.
We are consulting on a number of elements.
Fisherman's Car Park, Stratford-upon-Avon
The Council is considering introducing charging at Fisherman's Car Park which is the only free car park in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Leisure Centre Coach and Lorry Park, Stratford-upon-Avon
The Council is considering increasing the overnight charge for motorhomes at the Leisure Centre Coach and Lorry Park from £2 to £20, limiting the maximum stay at the car park to 24 hours with no return within 72 hours. The Council has taken into consideration the local rates offered to motorhomes for overnight parking. For example, the current tariff for a non-electric pitch at Stratford Racecourse (a 20-30 minute walk from Stratford Town Centre) is £17 per night.
Leisure Centre Car Park, Stratford-upon-Avon
The Council is considering reducing the maximum stay for permit holders at the Leisure Centre Car Park from 4 hours to 3 hours, to ensure that the permit is only used when using the Leisure Centre facilities.
The Greig Leisure Centre Car Park, Alcester and Shipston Leisure Centre Car Park, Shipston-on-Stour
The Council is considering introducing a maximum stay of two hours at The Greig Leisure Centre and Shipston Leisure Centre, to eliminate the misuse of the car parks by non-leisure centre users.
Please complete the survey online by clicking this link here.
We will collate and analyse the responses. Our recommendations will be considered by the Stratford-on-Avon District Council Cabinet.
Information will also be posted on the Council's website.
We want to assure you that your responses are completely anonymous. Questions about yourself are included. You do not have to give us this information. If you do choose to provide it, we may use the data to analyse your response against your personal characteristics, such as age, in order to understand the needs of our communities. All data analysed in this way will be anonymous. In this survey no personal details will be captured.
For details about how we handle personal information, please visit www.stratford.gov.uk/privacy.