Agenda item

Car Parking for the Corn Exchange

To discuss the situation of parking for hall users and officers relative to the three parking bays adjacent to the side of the Corn Exchange, and the issues raised by a particular group.


The committee received a verbal report for the Deputy Town Clerk following a request from a local gardening group to remove the three parking spaces located at the side of the Corn Exchange.


Members discussed the merits and disadvantages of the proposal but agreed that for the Corn Exchange to remain an operational community arts facility, the parking spaces would need to remain the inclusion of signs confirming the spaces were for Corn Exchange use only could be considered.




1.      That, the verbal update be noted and,

2.      That, the parking spaces remain ancillary to the Corn Exchange for use by hall hirers and its vehicles when necessary.

3.      That, the offer of relocation of the group’s area to The Leys remained and,

4.      That, correspondence is issued to the gardening group explaining this decision and the mitigations it has put in place to address its concerns.