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MP Intervention saves Derby Road residents’ car park

MP Intervention saves Derby Road residents’ car park

Derby Road residents celebrated last week with the news that Tesco’s have agreed to provide parking spaces for those who had previously relied on the former Angel Public House site. They had enlisted the support of Toby Perkins, Labour Member of Parliament for Chesterfield, who had approached Tesco’s HQ following his meeting with Father Flynn and concerned locals.

With the news that Chesterfield Borough Council had leased the former Angel site to Tesco’s with little consultation or consideration for those who had parked in its car park form decades, residents presented Mr. Perkins with a petition highlighting their concerns. The campaign group, including elderly and disabled members, was backed by the Chesterfield MP with several letters directed to Tesco’s corporate services department. The news emerged late last week that the supermarket giant had agreed to provide parking spaces for around 15 vehicles, on a trial basis, with a view to the arrangement becoming permanent.

Mr. Perkins said:-

“Car parking is an increasingly difficult problem for many communities so I am delighted that Tesco’s have supported our campaign to help local residents along this stretch of Derby Road. However, the wider battle to improve our parking facilities across Chesterfield will go on”.

Melanie Chiswell, Corporate Affairs Manager of Tesco’s added:-

“We’re pleased to be able to help local residents where we can, and this is our way of showing our commitment to the local community. This is an unusual request, but we are always happy to investigate new ways of helping our customers and neighbours whom we meet in our stores every day.”

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