Come on - reach for sky

PUBLISHED: 14:23 06 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:50 04 May 2010

I READ with interest the views regarding the car parking in Ely. Taking small pockets of land for 50 cars on green field sites will not solve the problem. More and more homes are being built and we have to look to the future. Ely is a nice place to live

I READ with interest the views regarding the car parking in Ely. Taking small pockets of land for 50 cars on green field sites will not solve the problem.

More and more homes are being built and we have to look to the future. Ely is a nice place to live and we may soon have more shops.

Better and free parking to encourage visitors and support the traders. We do need more spaces at the railway station and a shuttle service in the city.

At the moment, we have to face the fact that people will drive around the city. This leads to one-way traffic in roads such as New Barns Road and Deacons Lane, Prickwillow Road, Newnham Street and Broad Street.

Cars have to mount the pavement to alleviate the traffic jams and how there have been no injuries is a miracle. Lynn Road is also busy and I sympathise with residents who need to park, but I am sure the cars are not all theirs.

My view, along with others, is to have a multi-storey car park in the city centre. Newnham Street would be my suggestion although there is also Waitrose and Broad Street.

The beauty is that these are already car parks so land purchase would not be an issue.

Newmarket has The Rookery, so why don't we have The Cromwell in Ely?

So there you go, reach for the sky, site solved, names solved, parking solved - or is it?

Can we have an answer from the council as to what we can or can't have in the city centre? Answers to the newspaper or through a public meeting.

So come on Ely, let's be having you, get this sorted.

PETER ELSDEN

Bentham Way

Ely

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