Eynsham Retail Group consists of many Eynsham retail business owners, meeting occasionally to keep abreast of current affairs. Right now, the hot topic is parking. This, we believe, is an important issue for residents and business owners alike. Our businesses rely on available customer parking spaces but it seems there are fewer spaces available than in years past.
Of significant concern is the increase in commuter parking near the bus stops and in the medical centre car park in order to catch the S1.
In future, we believe that a proposed Park & Ride on the A40 by Eynsham will exacerbate the parking problem. It is intended to help address the traffic situation, however as it will require users to pay a parking charge, our concern is that more people will opt to park in the village, free of charge and with no time limits, making use of the excellent S1 bus service.
In addition to the Park & Ride, new housing and employment developments are proposed for Eynsham. We must ready ourselves for the local population to grow, which will bring more vehicles and more demand for on-street parking.