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Lichfield’s new-look parking enforcement takes to the streets

APCOA parking wardens take to the streets of Lichfield. Pic: Nick Brickett

APCOA parking wardens take to the streets of Lichfield. Pic: Nick Brickett

Just when illegal parkers thought it was safe to go back on the verges, the new APCOA parking wardens have taken to the streets.

As captured by The Lichfield Blog’s @nbrickett they were out in force today tackling the disabled bays of the city centre.

It’s admirable to see them getting down to business, but I just hope they’re not city centre focused as there was a real hope that these wardens would be cracking down on bad parking of the residential nature.

There are definitely parking issues in the city centre, but there’s plenty of work to be done beyond the view from TJ Hughes down to the Cathedral. Anyone who has tried to navigate through the double-parking hellhole that is Toytown Darwin Park will tell you, the wardens would run out of paper before they got to the end of the first street.

Similarly, the Chelsea tractors parked outside any of the schools in Lichfield from 3pm onwards need sorting out before a child gets injured running between the bull-barred monsters.

Hopefully, the presence of APCOA wardens will make a difference. One thing is for certain – it won’t be any worse than the parking enforcement we’ve had until now.

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  1. Ian

    9th March, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Hmm, I saw the APCOA crew today in the exact same spot as the photo above… and I must commend them there was absolutely no illegal parking outside the Sony Centre.

    A good first day’s work.

  2. Nick

    10th March, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I also spotted three chaps in yellow safety jackets inspecting one of the Pay and Display machines in the Cross Keys carpark. Their jackets were just marked ‘Security’ though.

    Agreed though – after seeing an influx in the amount of people taking the p*** by parking in Disabled spaces lately, it’s good to see the LDC are doing something about it.

    Still – we’re a long way from sorting out that Streethay BMW driver eh Ross ;-)

  3. Mrs Woffington

    10th March, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Don’t even get me started on residential parking in Lichfield; in some ways this is the fault of the Council for having raised parking costs to £4 in the city – now everybody parks up my street to the point where I have nowhere to put my own car. The sooner they sort out residents’ parking, the better. And I’m glad about the APCPA if it stops my neighbours abusing my disabled father for parking legitimately with his badge displayed.