Despite media speculation the introduction of car park charging at Merry Hill will not take place for several years yet.
The partnership heard that despite this there were a number of concerns relating to car parking within the town – in particular parking on residential streets causing a nuisance to residents whilst car parks remain under used.
The informal working party which involves representatives of the council, the police, the town’s community forum and the partnership will meet on 11th February to identify the issues, work out a plan to engage with local communities and to come up with potential solutions to the problems.
Cllr Angus Adams, Dudley’s lead member for transportation said:
“The council recognises that there are issues in the Brierley Hill area and we are keen to listen to residents problems.
“It is not always possible to come up with perfect solutions, but with good sense all around we hope to work with the local community to see what can be done to make things better.”
Picture: lunch time Monday and Brierley Hill’s Level Street Car Park remains almost empty whilst residential streets are full