Shopkeepers concern over footpath plans

Kirsty Grice (left), from Blooming Occasions, and Sheryl (centre) and Naomi Bird, from Sheryls barbers.
Kirsty Grice (left), from Blooming Occasions, and Sheryl (centre) and Naomi Bird, from Sheryls barbers.

Plans to widen a footpath in Pocklington Town Centre have been criticised by some shopkeepers, who fear it may lose them custom by preventing vehicles parking outside their businesses.

Work to increase the width of the footpath on Market Street, on the Union Street side, which will include adding a formal loading bay, is expected to start in the New Year.

Shop owners on Market Street have voiced their concerns about the plans, saying people, especially the elderly and disabled, need the parking spaces outside their shops, which would be replaced by the widened pavement.

Full story in this week’s (4 December) Pocklington Post.