Alan has lent his support to constituent Sharon Mitchell in her fight to secure a permanent parking spot for her mobile catering van. Mrs Mitchell, from Melton Mowbray, is a familiar face to workers at the Snow Hill Estate but they are often left disappointed as Leicestershire County Council refuse to grant her provision for a permanent space to park in.
With the help of Alan and her ward councillor in Melton Simon Lumley, Mrs Mitchell is aiming to end the struggle of finding a space on a road where her van is officially registered, yet often unable to stop on.
Alan said: ‘I encourage the council and local businesses to come together to find a solution to this problem so that Mrs Mitchell can get her spot and the locals get their lunch. We need to be helping to tear down barriers for businesses rather than putting them up.’