A GROUP of councillors are questioning why a petition calling for a residents’ parking scheme in Malvern Link has not been responded to.

The petition, calling for a parking scheme in Cromwell Road and Redland Road has not been responded to by Worcestershire County Council despite being submitted three months ago.

With 63 signatures, it was sent to the council in August and was organised by Liberal Democrat district councillors Kaleem Aksar and Neville Mills.

Concerns raised by the petition include the removal of old yellow lines from now demolished businesses and the increasing numbers of people using residential roads to visit shops and the train station.

The Liberal Democrat councillors said some cars were being left for days as people take long distance trips by train - taking up valuable car parking spaces in Malvern while they are hundreds of miles away from the town.

Cllr Aksar, leader of the Lib Dems on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “The county council has ignored the overwhelming response from residents on Redland and Cromwell Roads asking for a residents parking scheme.

“Not replying to residents’ petitions for over three months is unacceptable of the county council. If the county council won’t even respond to an issue that residents have raised, then what are residents meant to do?”

A spokesman for the county council said: “We can confirm the petition sent to us has been considered as part of the Traffic Regulation Order consultation for Redland Road.

“The key points of the petition have been carefully considered alongside formal objections that we have received in connection with the proposed waiting restrictions.

“We are now in the process of liaising with councillors and residents regarding our decision, which will be announced in due course.”