Wagstaffe store parking may be resolved
A resolution appears to have been negotiated with Central Coast Council after parking officers recently attempted to impose parallel parking at the Wagstaffe Store.
The new instructions were "despite a 2010 Gosford Council map that clearly confirms the area for 90-degree parking, a practice dating back at least 20 years", according to local residents.
An on-site meeting held on September 4 at the request of the Wagstaffe-Killcare Community Association, resulted in ranger action being put on hold until a meeting of the Council's Traffic Committee early in November.
"In recent weeks, Council officers have been advising residents and visitors to Wagstaffe Store that it is necessary to parallel park at the shop," said association president Ms Peta Colebatch.
"It is clear that parallel parking would have a detrimental effect on Wagstaffe Store, and would significantly limit the number of people who could use the store, given that the rest of the square is largely taken up by hall and ferry users, and there are often no parking spaces on nearby streets.
"We spent two weeks attempting to reason with Council, initially without success, but have had a breakthrough late in August, just after our print edition arrived, gaining an onsite meeting of all concerned in the first week of September.
"We are confident the issue was resolved," Ms Colebatch said.
Newsletter, 2 Sep 2017
Peta Colebatch, WTKCA
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