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Letter to the Editor - Car Share Scheme

October 21, 2017 8:47 PM
By Pat Marsh

Pat & Clare (Cllr Clare Skardon)

Dear Editor,

As a lot of people are aware there is severe pressure on roads in the Saints estate with regards to parking either from the 2 Secondary Schools or the Hospital.

Over the last 3 years I have been arranging meetings with NYCC, the Schools and the Hospital to try and address this serious issue. There has been a small success which does need celebrating and promoting. A large number of staff from both schools have signed up for the car share scheme run by Harrogate Borough Council. The result is that now most staff car parking occurs on the schools site and not on the local roads. The School, Staff and HBC Officers have to be congratulated on being proactive in taking part in this scheme, it is a win win for everyone, less cars on the road and a financial benefit as people share the cost of travel. Maybe this scheme could now be promoted to parents.

Through the pages of your newspaper I hope you can promote www.harrogatecarshare.com website to others to see if there other large organisations who could see the benefit of promoting the scheme to their employees.

Kind Regards

Cllr Pat Marsh