The February meeting of the Brierley Hill Town Centre Partnership received an update on parking issues in the town centre.
Concern had been expressed that parking on both sides of Bell Street South was making the road difficult to navigate. Engineers from the council pointed out that parking limits had been planned for the street as part of the new Venture Way proposals. However, local councillors had opposed the Bell Street proposal as they felt workers needed somewhere to park. The restrictions were therefore not advanced.
Concern about parking of private hire cars at the upper end of the High Street (near Concord Market) had also been expressed, with a view that this was damaging the economic health of that part of the town as passing custom had no space to pull in. It was confirmed that this area was not a taxi rank. Private hire vehicles had to be treated in the same way as any other vehicle and subject to the same enforcement.