Views sought on pavement cafés in Lichfield city centre

Pavement cafes operate in Lichfield city centre.
Lichfield District Council is running a survey seeking people’s views on pavement cafés.

Lichfield District Council is seeking residents’ views on the pavement cafés operating in Lichfield city centre.

Introduced to enable café businesses to trade outside when the Covid pandemic created the need for social distancing, pavement licences were issued in 2020 for premises in Tamworth Street, Bore Street and Conduit Street.

Customers continue to be served outside café premises in bays formerly used for parking by blue badge holders.

Additional blue badge bays were provided in the city centre and holders are permitted to park for free in any council-owned facility and in any bay if all blue badge bays are full. 

Although the bays for blue badge holders outside cafés were suspended temporarily Lichfield District Council has received requests for the extension of pavement licences.

The council is now appealing for feedback on pavement cafés from everyone with an interest – blue badge holders, residents, businesses and visitors through a short survey.

A spokesperson for Lichfield District Council said:

“The pavement cafés have proved popular with the city’s eating establishments that have utilised them and their customers.

“We are now seeking the views of as many people as possible so please complete the short survey we have launched.”

Published: 30 August 2022