Controversial parking measures for Marlow’s town centre have been scrapped in a dramatic U-turn following a hard-fought campaign by residents and businesses.
Transport for Bucks announced today that it would not be installing pay-and-display in the High Street and surrounding roads after the majority of residents and businesses, Marlow Town Council, “made their opposition to paid parking very clear”.
Bucks County Council wanted to charge people £1 per hour or 20p per 12 minutes to park along the busy shopping street – replacing the current “limited waiting bays”, where people can park for free for one hour between 8am and 6.30pm with no return within an hour.
The news was met with jubilation by an emotional Cllr Towns, who was a key figure in leading the fight against the plans.
She said: “I am gobsmacked, shocked and amazed.
“I am staggered, delighted and thrilled that the people of Marlow have helped to get this decision because it was down to everyone in Marlow doing their bit.”