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TEMPORARY CAR PARK A QUAGMIRE SAYS LOCAL COUNCILLOR

A temporary car park installed to relieve parking chaos in Newport has become a ‘dangerous quagmire’ according to a local councillor.

The car park was installed by contractors for the Isle of Wight Council on the Vectis Playing Field off Wellington Road, Newport to provide temporary parking for staff of Christ the King College during building works on the site. But local councillor Chris Whitehouse (Conservative, Newport West Ward) says:

“The persistent rain recently has turned it into a dangerous quagmire, so bad that that teachers are reluctant to use it anymore, particularly as it is now so dark in the early evenings”.

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Cllr Whitehouse adds:

“The scale of the problem means the local roads are once again filling up with cars belonging to the staff and students of the College, the main car park to which has been taken over by the new building. It really is a parking nightmare for local residents once again, and we need the Council to look urgently at the surface of the temporary car park to see if it can be upgraded to make it useable.

“Local residents are understandably angry about this problem returning. I’m liaising with Council officers and Christ the King College to see what can be done”.

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