Conservative campaigners call for Cribbs residents to have their say on parking proposals

Cribbs Causeway residents are being called on by local Conservatives to make sure their voices are heard over plans that could protect their roads from poor parking.

Local Conservative Team (L to R): Brian Hopkinson, Sanjay Shambhu, Jo Buddharaju

A public consultation for proposed waiting restrictions along New Charlton Way, Catbrain Hill and Catbrain Lane has been launched with local campaigners calling on the community to have their say.

The plans to deter motorists from parking around junctions and roundabouts would see additional double yellow lines installed on sections of New Charlton Way and Catbrain Hill to protect junctions and the roundabouts.

Single yellow lines would also be operating Monday to Friday between 2pm and 3pm in sections of New Charlton Way and Catbrain Lane to protect residents from any commuter parking displaced from New Charlton Way. Residents, meanwhile, would be able to park without restraint during the evening and the weekend.

With the consultation having already begun, the Charlton Hayes and Cribbs Conservative team Sanjay Shambhu, Cllr Brian Hopkinson and Jyo Buddharaju have called on residents to view the plans online and submit their comments before it is too late.

Campaigner Sanjay Shambhu said: “Throughout my many conversations with fellow residents, there is a clear desire to see changes like this introduced in the Catbrain area and I am delighted to see South Gloucestershire Council has taken notice.”

Cllr Brian Hopkinson added: “This consultation is a victory for the community, but it is only the first step. it is important that as many people as possible have their say to show a unified voice, whether they want this to go ahead or not.”

Campaigner Jyo Buddharaju said: “Parking is a big issue for residents. No-one wants to see their residential street overrun with cars left abandoned all day by people going to work. Even if you think these plans aren’t the right ones, you should take part so that your thoughts can be considered.”

The public consultation closes on February 7. To take part, visit