Residents to have their say on Car Parking in Burford & Woodstock
Residents and visitors to Guildenford car park in Burford and Hensington Road car park in Woodstock are invited to give their views on these car parks, as West Oxfordshire District Council launches its Car Parking Strategy Consultation. The consultation starts on 15 January and ends on 12 February.
Councillor Tim Sumner, Executive Member for Parking said, “We are very proud of our free parking provision in West Oxfordshire, and I would like to make it clear that our consultation is not about charging for parking. We want to hear from residents, business owners, and visitors who use Guildenford and Hensington Road car parks to let us know about their experience.
“It’s important to us that the car parks are fit for purpose, and that our strategy for parking reflects the needs of the people that use them, both now and in the future.”
We carried out surveys on all of our car parks in the district in 2023 to establish customers' current stay times and usage and have been able to implement improvements as a direct result of customer feedback.
The trial of all-day parking at Woolgate car park, Zone G has proved a success and is now in the process of being made permanent. We have also updated car parking signage across the district to make it clearer to read and easier to park.
As well as receiving customer feedback from this consultation, studies of the car parks in Woodstock and Burford will take place. Counters are in place at Guildenford car park to provide a detailed insight into usage.
The Council’s car parking strategy looks at what car parking is needed in Woodstock and Burford based on the number of people parking, what the needs are for those people, and what might be required into the future.
Once complete, the new strategy will set out how parking can be improved in the two car parks, and any improvements that can be made to make the use of the car parks easier for everyone.
Take part in the consultation here and help shape car parking. Display boards will be erected in the car parks to make out-of-area visitors aware of the consultation.