A campaign by Broomhill traders to improve parking access for their businesses is being backed by Paul Blomfield, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Sheffield Central. Jayne Dunn who owns Revive Beauty Salon on Glossop Rd today handed in a petition to Sheffield City Council calling for each Broomhill business to be allowed one parking permit that would allow them to park close to their businesses. The petition is supported by over 90% of Broomhill’s small independent traders.
In the summer Sheffield Council imposed restrictions on where business parking permits in Broomhill could be used. This has meant many traders can no longer park near to their businesses and are forced to park further away. The traders are concerned that this has had a detrimental impact on their business. Deliveries are very difficult to make and they are concerned about having to walk longer distances to their cars at night, sometimes with their day’s takings.
Paul Blomfield said:
“Broomhill’s small traders have my full support because the new parking restrictions make life difficult for them. To make things easier and improve their security I think businesses should be allowed one permit allowing them to park nearby their business. I hope the Council listens to the traders and implements the changes they’re asking for.”
Jayne Dunn, owner of Revive, said:
“Small independent traders like myself are at the heart of Broomhill’s community. We need to be able to park close to our businesses and so are asking for one permit each allowing us to do that. To reduce my costs I often pick up stock for the business myself, but this is really difficult when I can’t park close to my business. Also I often have to work late and don’t want to have to walk a long way to my car when its dark and I’m on my own. This is particularly concerning now that it’s getting darker earlier.Other news from Sheffield Labour