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Lack of Appropriate Parking around Shree Sanatan Mandir

Volume 592: debated on Thursday 5 February 2015

I wish to present a petition of 373 concerned residents and worshippers of the Shree Sanatan Mandir temple in my constituency. The petition was collected by volunteers at the temple, led by Mr Ramanbhai Barber, the president of the trust, to call for urgent measures to increase accessibility and road safety around the temple. I also wish to thank Councillor Manjula Sood, the lord mayor of Leicester, John Thomas, and the prospective council candidate, Mo Chohan, for their support. The council has restored some bollards, but there is still much work to do.

The petition states:

The Petition of residents of Leicester East,

Declares that the lack of parking, improper lighting and fast moving traffic around the Shree Sanatan Mandir is inconvenient and dangerous for worshippers and other road users. The temple has widespread links with communities across Leicester and holds many events and services for a large number of people. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Leicester City Council to take action to increase safety and accessibility in the area, to allow visitors to reach their place of worship. The Petitioners require assurances that measures will include better parking and appropriate lighting, before any harm is caused by the current conditions.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.