Council extends free parking to all key workers

All key workers can park for free in Lichfield city centre car parks.

Lichfield District Council is now adding all key workers to the people who can park for free in Lichfield city centre car parks.

Lichfield District Council is adding all key workers to the people who can park for free in its city centre car parks.

In March, Lichfield District Council offered all NHS staff, health and social care workers and NHS volunteers the use of its car parks for free when they are using them in connection with work. 

From tomorrow (8 April 2020), the council is adding all key workers, who need to park in the city centre to access their place of work, to the list of people who qualify to use its car parks for free. 

This includes people who work in banks, food shops and other essential businesses. All workers need to do is display a letter, which has their company’s logo on it, on their car’s dashboard.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Investment, Economic Growth & Tourism, said: 

“While everyone should work from home wherever they can, we know there are people whom the government has defined as essential workers, who still have to have go out to perform their duties. 

“We previously introduced free parking for NHS workers and are pleased to be extending this same free parking in our car parks to all essential workers. 

“It’s important we support the effort to keep essential services and shops running and we hope this will be of some help.”

If you are unsure if you qualify for the free parking, or of what you need to display in your vehicle to show your entitlement, please email [email protected] with your enquiry.

Anyone who has already paid for a car parking season ticket, who now qualifies for the free parking, can email a picture of their pass, which has been cut in half, to [email protected] for a refund.

Alternatively, they can post their complete pass to the council to receive a refund. The address is: Parking Season Ticket, Lichfield District Council, Reliant Way, Burntwood Business Park Zone 2, Burntwood WS7 3JH.

The free parking only applies to the car parks that Lichfield District Council manages. These can be found at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/carparkmap.

Published: 7 April 2020