Cloch Road Parking

Sponsors Name: Ms Geraldine Harron (Secretary)

Start Date: 14/06/24

Close Date: 13/12/24

Days left: 141


Gourock Community Council are calling for action by Inverclyde Council to address ongoing parking issues for residents living in the stretch of Cloch Road (68-88) beyond McInroy’s Point – and as relates to Western Ferries traffic. This local issue was raised at a ‘Have your Say’ forum towards the end of last year, and the community council subsequently agreed to submit a petition. Cloch Road residents are regularly unable to access parking spaces close to their homes due to people leaving their cars on this stretch of Cloch Road to travel on the ferry, and often for long periods of time. This impacts the daily lives of the residents but also visiting family and carers. Women living in this section of Cloch Road, including nurses coming off night shift, have also reported about not feeling safe when having to park their cars in dark lanes some walking distance behind their homes. It also has implications for those living in nearby Levanne Place. A road survey of Cloch Road was previously carried out by Inverclyde Council, and the findings did not support/lead to forward action. However, residents believe that the results of the survey were diluted because it was the entirety of Cloch Road which was surveyed, rather than the problematic section. Residents and the community council have also attempted to secure detailed information about this section from the Council but without success. Within this petition, residents also call Inverclyde Council to encourage stronger multi-agency working among Inverclyde Council, Western Ferries, the Police and other partners to better identify this section of Cloch Road as a traffic hub and resolve this parking issue. They are conscious too of the wider road safety issues due to gridlock at peak ferry traffic times, including restricting emergency vehicle access. The Community Council and residents wish to highlight how they value the services of Western Ferries. They also understand the difficulties for local people travelling on the ferry. However, it is very much hoped that the company will be open to working with the Council and others to explore solutions and positive outcomes for the Cloch Road residents and all in the community.

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