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Penkridge Railway Station car park is clogged with cars as people avoid hefty charges

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 25, 2014

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FEARS Penkridge Railway Station is being used by outsiders to avoid parking hefty fees in Stafford has prompted suggestions for another car park to be created.

Councillors say they are concerned the station car park is clogged with cars as parking is free and villagers can struggle to find a place.

But Councillor Sean Flynn told a parish council meeting they could insist Penkridge people were given preferential treatment.

He said trying to deter outsiders from using it would result in it becoming pay and display, and that in turn would put people off using the station altogether.

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Councillor Bevan Craddock added: "We don't insist that public toilets are only used by Penkridge people. The station is not just for Penkridge, it is there to serve a wider community."

Councillor John Eastwood said the answer might be another car park.

Councillor Calvert Stonehouse added: "With more houses planned for the village another car park might be needed. It is something that needs to be discussed."

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