Solutions set to be discussed over town centre parking problems

Solutions set to be discussed over town centre parking problems

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Simon Meechan

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Solutions set to be discussed over town centre parking problems

Fed up business owners on Queen Street will meet with a councillor today to discuss solutions to parking problems in Maidenhead town centre.

In June, the Royal Borough installed a taxi rank near the Honeypot Bar. It operated as a rank between 5.30pm and 8am, allowing for parking during working hours.

Dominik Potworowski, manager of Belvoir Lettings, said that in October the area was designated as a 24 hour taxi rank and extended further along Queen Street.

Dominik says he contacted the council after business were not consulted on the change.

He said: "I sent an email asking for an explanation and it came up that we should meet because a few businesses owners are doing the same thing."

Cllr Asghar Majeed, chairman of the licensing panel, will meet with business owners at the Scooter Cafe in Queens Street.

The council said it is creating more taxi ranks to accommodate an increase in taxis since restrictions were lifted on the number of licences issued.

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