Some of Marlow’s worst rat runs and pinch points could get extra parking and yellow lines in a bid to “improve the overall parking situation” in the town.

Marlow Town Council (MTC) has launched an informal consultation today (February 1) asking residents to have their say on adding extra parking bays in West Street and putting in additional yellow lines from the corner of Westwood Road along the Henley Road, to opposite the junction of Spinfield Lane.

MTC said residents have been requesting the additional yellow lines, and the parking bays could be added between numbers 41 – which is the Tiger Garden restaurant – and 43 West Street.

Alex Collingwood, Bucks county and Wycombe district councillor for Marlow, said he “applauds” the idea but wants “affected residents” to be “fully consulted” on the plans.

He said: “I support additional parking for Marlow as long as it doesn’t cause congestion and chaos in the area.

“We need to make sure that the residents in West Street are fully consulted. There is already an impact from the existing yellow lines that have been put in.

“It needs to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow.

“I think the extra parking will find favour but not sure that the yellow lines will.”

A project to enforce no parking restrictions on verges in Lock Road and Claremont Gardens will be included in a formal consultation expected to be held by Transport for Bucks (TfB).

Marlow Chamber of Commerce president Paul Deriaz welcomed the parking plans, saying: “The chamber considers additional short-term parking in West Street will provide customers with much needed convenient spaces close to the shop units and will benefit all West Street businesses.”

And MTC says it is “committed to improving the overall parking situation in Marlow”.

Email your comments to by Wednesday, February 20. All comments will then be passed to TfB, which will then start a formal consultation.