Brimington ‘will die’ if parking problems persist

Christine Hill in the car park  off Foljambe Road which is going to have restrictions imposed upon it making it difficult for residents to find a parking space.
Christine Hill in the car park off Foljambe Road which is going to have restrictions imposed upon it making it difficult for residents to find a parking space.

A Brimington woman says the village will ‘die’ if it does not get its parking situation sorted soon.

Christine Hill, 63, who lives on Foljambe Road, is angry with council proposals to impose restrictions on the car park opposite her house.

We have the village green. I think we should use that.

Christine Hill

However, she also thinks the whole issue of parking in the village needs looking at – and has proposed a radical solution.

She said: “Brimington needs more parking spaces.

“I have lived here for 30 years but I would say that it is only in the last two years it has become a problem.

“But we have the village green. I think we should use that.

“It only get used once a year by the village market and the Scouts sometimes run about on it.”

Christine, who works as a lunchtime supervisor at a local school, also volunteers at the nearby church.

And there as well she has seen the problems the lack of parking can cause in the village.

“We have had brides waiting to get in the church because their guests haven’t parked yet and loads of people turning up late for funerals,” she said.

Christine’s frustration has been compounded by the fact the council is now proposing to impose new restrictions on the car park outside her house – the only one she and her neighbours can use.

But Christine says this would mean she has nowhere to park and would have to start looking round the streets for a space. A Chesterfield Borough Council spokesman said: “Our consultation on the proposed changes to some council-owned car parks in the borough is open until Monday 9 October.

“I would encourage any residents or local businesses who have views on any of the proposed changes to contact us before the closing date.

“All representations will be taken into account before a final decision is made,” the spokesman added.