Bore Street
Bore Street - one of the Lichfield city centre roads being pedestrianised as part of a trial. Picture: Google Streetview

Blue badge holders have been reassured they will be given the opportunity to offer their views as part of a trial pedestrianisation of Lichfield city centre.

On street bays on roads have been removed as part of the measures which will see traffic banned between midday and 9pm each day.

But the move sparked a backlash with more than a thousand people signing a petition against the changes.

A series of consultation events have been launched, with one taking place at the Lichfield Guildhall yesterday (1st March).

A second event at Boley Park has reached capacity for numbers, but a Lichfield District Council spokesperson said opportunities to feedback would continue during the 18 month trial.

“We are keen to hear the views of everyone regarding the trial pedestrianisation.

“The pedestrianisation workshop taking place at Boley Park Community Hall on 9th March is now fully booked but there will be other opportunities for Blue Badge holders and business owners to give their views throughout the trial period.”

Lichfield District Council spokesperson

The roads covered by the 18-month trial include Market Street, Conduit Street, Tamworth Street, Breadmarket Street and Bore Street.

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1 year ago

Went to this consultation…total waste of time. Person I spoke to didn’t know Lichfield and wasn’t a employee of Lichfield District Council. He told me all about his own arthritis and also that he helped care for disabled family members! He didn’t know the shop mobility scooters had been moved to a new place which is quite away from any shops and you have to cross busy roads to get into the centre. I regularly hired one when they were in the old multi storey car park but now it’s too far for my husband (my carer) to walk with me into the centre. (and back) ….Oh Lichfield… there are plenty of open spaces around the city with clean air…please don’t take our blue badge parking away from Bore Street….