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Hospital parking plight set to continue
5:10pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in News
THE row over hospital staff and visitors clogging up residential streets by parking for free is set to continue for more than a year.
Earlier this year, 220 residents around Colchester General Hospital were asked for their preferred way to stop the problem but after a 21-day consultation, no potential scheme attracted enough support.
It had been feared the saga would continue for another three years but a second survey, carried out one couple, showed overwhelming support to introduce residents parking permits after asking just two questions; to introduce permits or to do nothing.
As a result, parking officials have agreed to revisit the problem in March.
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