County councillor promises crackdown on problem parking in Lichfield
A county councillor has promised a crackdown on problem parking in an area of Lichfield.
A report to the Lichfield Joint Parking Board highlighted issues with vehicles parked in an “anti-social” manner on Crossfields Road, Witley Drive and Trent Valley Road.
Passengers wanting to avoid paying for parking at nearby Trent Valley railway station and businesses on the Crossfields Road Industrial estate were cited as being responsible for some of the problems.
Chair of the Lichfield Joint Parking Board, County Councillor Terry Finn, warned drivers that action would be taken.
“Having visited the area to see the issues, officers from Staffordshire County Council suggested a number of ways parking regulations could be used to tackle some of the problems caused by indiscriminate parking that is causing obstruction, and restricting the flow of traffic,” he said.
“The Board agreed that Lichfield District Council’s parking enforcement officers should be authorised to issue instant penalties on Crossfields Road.
“This means that vehicles parked in the yellow line area, without good reason, will face a fine of up to £70.
“The Board is also considering a number of other recommendations that we hope will address some of the other problems in the area.”