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Thatcham station parking charges and changes consultation closes soon

One week left for residents to have their say

Charges to park near Thatcham Station could be brought in

RESIDENTS have a week left to respond to a public consultation on proposed car parking charges near Thatcham station. 

West Berkshire Council is looking to introduce on-street parking charges on parts of Pipers Lane and Aylesford Way.

The plans were announced in the council’s budget last year, but first need to go through a consultation period before they can be implemented.

The plans also include no waiting sections on Agricola Way and at the junctions of Peachey Drive and Fokerham Road.  

Rob Denton-Powell (Con, Thatcham South and Crookham) said: “I wholeheartedly support this as it does restrict parking on Agricola Way. It’s long overdue and I’m very pleased to see it.” 

Liberal Democrat Lee Dillon (Thatcham North) said that four hours for £1.50 was a fair rate, but he pleaded for the council to enforce the parking changes. 

But Sheila Ellison (Con, Thatcham North) said that people would walk quite a long way if it meant parking their cars for free and could lead to more parking in residential areas. 

The consultation can be found at and closes on Thursday, June 22. 

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  • RichardH

    20/06/2017 - 15:03

    Very pleased to hear that finally some parking restrictions being added to the Piper's Way end of Agricola Way. Been a long wait to stop the inconsiderate 'employees' of SSE leaving their vehicles wherever they want! Bit worried though that this will just push them into closes and further down Agricola. Council need to give this whole issue more thought and stop charging for parking at every opportunity.


  • Pepe1


    17/06/2017 - 11:11

    Build a fucking bridge over it and stop all the waiting


    • quadnewbury

      19/06/2017 - 16:04

      Pepe1. well done mate. I could not have put it better myself.


  • Racegoer

    16/06/2017 - 17:05

    Rail travel reduces road congestion, improves air quality and should be encouraged. Adequate, station free/cheap car parking is part of this.


  • Justin S

    16/06/2017 - 14:02

    Once again clueless decisions made by the council. Parking should be supplied by the rail company ,free of charge for the commuters to use. They spend enough money to commute and should have the parking incorporated in their ticket fares. This would prevent them from parking in residential areas and business parks and causing all manner of problems. The parking in Falmouth way was fixed, allegedly from SSE employees from blocking bus access only after a child was hit by a car. And was 'fixed' with yellow lines. Another completely blind thoughtless solution as now having them block the residential areas . So look at the previous solutions that have failed before instigating another failure and running away saying its fixed, as so far it isn't.


    • juzzthefuzz

      17/06/2017 - 01:01

      Agreed. Problem is down Falmouth Way is they left certain areas unmarked, close to junctions, bus stations and chicanes, which doesn't alleviate the issue at all.


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