'Yellow lines will force people away'
12:40pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
Double yellow lines painted on the road leading to Mylor Harbour last week will force young sportsmen and women to find new clubs away from the area.
That is the warning from Anne Oliver, chairman of Nankersey Rowing Club, which is based at the harbour.
She has been leading the fight against the introduction of the yellow lines, which the council say are needed to stop traffic problems on Penarrow Hill during busy periods.
Mrs Oliver said: “I would like to say that neither Cornwall Council or the Parish Council have listened to the users of the hill, most of whom live in the parish and who have certainly had a hand in voting for those |sitting on the PC.
“As the chairman of Nankersey Rowing Club, whose members use the hill, I am saddened that our club members will now have to pay to use our pilot gigs. Yes we have been offered parking permits by Mylor Yacht Harbour, but we are not rich boat owners, many of our members are students and on low incomes.
“Additional costs to use the waters of Carrick roads is not an option. Both our club and Restgronguet sailing club are worried that these additional costs may well result in loss of members.
“This is an issue of access to waters, which we are now being denied unless we pay to park.
“The park in the summer is often full and the hill can cater for the overflow. If our members come to row and find the park full, what do we do? Go home?
Matt Povey, from Cafe Mylor, said: “When the car park’s full there is nowhere for people to park. The double yellow lines will definitely have an impact on business.”