PARKING in the streets around Taunton has been a problem for some time now for the residents of Wilton i.e. Sherford Road, Middleway and Churchill Way.

This was brought to the attention of the Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council 18 months ago, to no avail.

I personally had contact with Cllr Wedderkopp regarding this issue. His response was ‘commuters have to park somewhere because car parking in town is very expensive for them’.

Unfortunately, daily parking is not the only issue now, as part of Churchill Way is being used for used car sales. The cars for sale are being parked for weeks on end or until sold.

The main concern for the local residents is access to their properties in the event of an emergency i.e. ambulance, fire engines etc. unable to gain access due to parked vehicles.

Must a real emergency occur before a solution to this problem is found?

Come on, Councillors, lets have action sooner rather than later.

LOCAL RESIDENTS WILTON AND SHERFORD AREA