Businesses in Grangetown are facing closure due to the lack of parking places

Local traders expressing concerns about the impact of parking issues on their businesses and convey worries, yet the council has not taken any steps to address the matter.

The popular Vegetarian Food Studio is dealing with numerous online complaints unable to find parking. This ongoing dispute has caused concern for the restaurant.

Arron Wang, son of the Vegetarian Food Studio owner Raj Patel says parking has seriously affected their business.

“You have to pay per hour and no customer is going to pay so it is affecting the restaurant quite dearly.”

The proprietor of Man Fung Store on Penarth Road also has similar concerns. Tony Man says customer numbers are getting smaller all the time. He wants to extend the double yellow line time limit from half an hour to two hours.

Mr Man says, “For some reason the council are more interested in gardens and stuff like that, as opposed to looking at the businesses.”

But the council says they are using flower beds as part of the solution to traffic pressure and to ‘enhance the community’.For now, they are still waiting for the problem to be solved.

As the pressure for parking issue continues to rise it is not only affecting the survival of individual businesses but also the development of the community.