Yellow lines in village are to stay to save bus

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PARKING restrictions in a village have been made permanent in order to save a bus service.

Temporary measures were brought in to the narrow South Street in Titchfield last year after First bus threatened to pull its service due to escalating costs caused by damage to its vehicles.

Residents and businesses were divided about the order, and a number of temporary measures were brought in last June to settle the issue after two surveys were held to gauge usage.

Double yellow lines were brought in to South Street and disabled bays were altered, prompting businesses to fear a loss of trade.

A meeting was held last week at Fareham Borough Council where councillors gave the green light to make the temporary order permanent, after no complaints had been received.

The council has also changed parking in the Square, as well as at Barry’s Meadow car park and at Titchfield Community Centre.