A radical idea to convert Banks Road into a one way street was one of your most intriguing responses to our story revealing plans for a parking shake-up for the busy West Kirby shopping street.
Wirral council has launched a three week consultation with businesses and residents around Banks Road about a series of measures to make it easier for motorists to park and use the local shops and eateries.
Most of you were broadly in favour of the plan, although some local residents are concerned that people used to parking all day on Banks Road will resort to using the nearby side streets outside their homes.
But Brendon Kenny caused quite a stir when he made this suggestion:
Brendon Kenny How about making Banks Road one way from the sailing club, have parking herringbone style, this would remove the congestion and have a lot more parking spaces for shoppers – make it as easy to shop in the village as it is to shop in Aldi and Morrisons – buy local it’s better for all of us!!
Derek Collie Agree with the comments so far- especially about the crescent. The one way of banks road sounds interesting but it really needs a wholesale review of the road system in west kirby. I tried to park on Friday at 9.30 am and ended up going around 4 times before i could find a space- all just for a 5 minute errand!
Jane Hitchin We have restricted parking in town. It’s a nightmare for us as residents. We can’t park in our own street. Often have to park 3 streets away and drag shopping back to the house. Have to get up and move the car before the wardens come. The council won’t give any consideration to residents – we have asked for a permit to allow us to park in our own streets but they won’t budge. Beware!
And there was more in similar vein. Over on Twitter, the folks at Rubis Coffee Lounge and Bar said:
@WestKirbyToday Pro’s and con’s really. pro- higher turnover of cars, con- less day trippers?
— RubisWK (@RubisWK) January 17, 2016
We are just three days into a three week local consultation period, so no doubt this debate will run and run. We will keep you posted with how things develop.