Petition requests more parking near Terry Fox

By Cecilia Nasmith

A number of concerned parents whose children attend Terry Fox Public School have approached Cobourg council with a petition to change the no-parking rule on Riddell and White streets.

It was begun by Debbie Davis, whose six-year-old grandson is a student at Terry Fox. The document came before Cobourg council this week.

“As you know, the parking on Riddell St. is No Parking from 7:00 to 9:00 and No Parking from 2:00 to 4:00,” Davis wrote in her petition.

“School hours are from 9:30 to 3:40, therefore we cannot park in front of the school to pick up our children, having to park way around the corner on either Rayner or Tillison.”

Davis mentioned that both the principal and vice-principal at Terry Fox are supportive of the change.

Councillor Brian Darling's motion was to refer the petition to public-works staff for a report back to council, but Councillor Emily Chorley wanted an amendment – that the report be prepared and submitted to council within three months.

“The rationale is for council to take responsibility to make sure we are addressing this petition in a timely manner, as this petition was presented in November,” Chorley explained.

The motion, as amended, was carried.