Parish Council rejects its own parking scheme!

by simon quarrell on Tuesday 27th March

Last night with a vote of 5 to 4 the Parish Council rejected the parking scheme it has been ploughing on with for over 15 months. It was good to hear what the 5 Councillors (Fleming, Bennett, Smith, Ball and Spruce) had to say because it was clear that they have listened to the views that the various communities in the village have been putting forward continuously over the whole period.

In contrast, the 4 lead by Councillors Horton and Ebert again stated they were going to deliberately ignore the views of residents because they 'knew better' and wanted to pursue their own agenda of control.

A good result for the village overall. There are some minor local parking and traffic issues which now need to be dealt with - but on a simple basis and not over-whelmed by the proposed red-tape, bureaucratic, stealth tax, control freak system that is now history.


It is great to discover that local democracy is not dead. Even so it has taken a lot of hard work to resist some entrenched views. Simon, John Fletcher and a host of concerned residents are to be congratulated on their determined campaign to persuade a majority of Councillors to see sense and reject the extremely flawed proposals.

Submitted by glw on Tue, 2007-03-27 20:02.

Common sense prevails ! Well done to the "Odiham Parish 5" for actually listening and acting as a result, and many thanks those 5 and everyone else who opposed this awful scheme, for saving us from its insidious effects.

Submitted by cheerful1 on Thu, 2007-03-29 19:36.

Wow at last a decision, great!

Maybe at the forthcoming elections we should consider the fact the 4 members have forgotten who elected them in the first place! I would suggest that they seriously listen to peoples views in future, or get off the council otherwise this is not a democracy but a dictatorship we have.

Well done again the the famous 5!

Submitted by artworkings on Wed, 2007-04-04 16:19.