Councillors in Malpas have vowed to improve parking in the village, including hoping to create more disabled parking spaces.

A Malpas resident, who wished to remain anonymous, complained to The Herald last month about the lack of disabled parking in the village.

But Councillor John Webb, from Malpas Parish Council, says there is a desire among members to work with Cheshire West and Chester Council to improve the situation.

"The Parish Council, working with Cheshire West and Chester Council is currently considering a number of options," said Cllr Webb.

"Increasing car park capacity in Malpas is our top priority.

"This will include the provision of adequate accessible car park spaces.

"It’s likely that the parish council will be arranging to consult with local businesses and the residents of Malpas in September."

Councillor Karen Shore, cabinet member for environment says there is opportunity for disabled people to park in the village, but admits they will try to improve the situation.

She added: “Our parking strategy recommends a programme of car park reviews including the provision of disabled persons’ bays.

The High Street car park will be included in this review when the action plan for Malpas is published; other options/proposals are being considered for the medium term.

“The issue of disabled persons’ parking bays on street (on the carriageway) has previously been considered but was not pursued due to the reduction in overall capacity it would cause.

“On-street, disabled persons’ badge holders can park for up to three hours on yellow lines while displaying a valid Blue Badge and time clock.

"They can also park without restriction in time limited parking bays marked by broken white lines.”

Meanwhile, Malpas Parish Council held its monthly meeting last Monday night, with a variety of issues on the agenda.

There were a number of planning applications up for consideration, including the building of three bungalows to the rear of The Sycamores in Old Hall Street.