The issue of parking is an ongoing problem and I share your frustration at the lack of spaces for local people.

All of the roads in Portsmouth are effected from match day parking, to parking all week while the owner works on the Isle of Wight.

Many are caught in the middle between controlled parking zones or none at all! These permits often cost hundreds of pounds if you have more than one car and simply just move the problem around the city.

We in Labour would call for a city-wide review of parking to ensure that local people get priority to ensure that we don’t just move the problem to another road we try to go some way ton sorting it.

We are keen to investigate new ideas such as opening up the unused shop carparks near Fratton Park at night so that lorries and vans can use them rather than parking on the streets.

Simple things like painting the spaces on the road often you can get many more cars parked correctly. We heard concerns and saw for ourselves that people were blocking entrances, taking up two or even three spaces by not parking correctly and parking on the pavement.

Have you got ideas for what would work? Get in touch and let us know!

If you see bad parking, especially if its dangerous, please report it to the City Council on the website or phone 023 9268 8310, alternatively if you have a smartphone download the My Portsmouth app and report it with photo. The council needs to know where the problems are so that it can take action.

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