Change to Blue Badge parking in Lichfield city centre

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To allow for better social distancing throughout Lichfield city centre, Lichfield District Council is temporarily suspending all Blue Badge parking bays, and creating more disabled parking in a nearby car park from 24 July 2020.

To tackle pinch points in the city centre that can make it tricky to social distance, Lichfield District Council, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, will be suspending designated Blue Badge parking spaces on Bore Street, Conduit Street, Market Street and Tamworth Street.  

The council has also coordinated with AccessAble and to make sure Blue Badge holders can still access city centre shops and businesses, it is creating an additional 42 extra spaces, with suitable disabled access areas, at Bird Street car park.

All the council’s car parks provide designated Blue Badge parking and, if these are unavailable, anyone displaying a valid Blue Badge can use any other parking bay for free.

Councillor Liz Little, Cabinet Member of Major Projects & Economic Development, said:

“We hope Blue Badge holders will understand why we are making this temporary change to parking in the city centre.

“It can be difficult to practice social distancing along bustling streets in the heart of our beautiful city centre, and so freeing up some additional space should make it easier for pedestrians to get by safely.

“The extra Blue Badge parking bays at Bird Street car park gives great access to the city centre so are a good alternative.”

The council is also continuing with its £1 per day offer parking offer in the majority of its city centre car parks throughout August 2020. Parking at other council-run car parks across the district, including in Burntwood, remains free.

To find out more about the car parking offer, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/parkingoffer.

Published: 23 July 2020