Parking wardens will be ‘sympathetic’ on Remembrance Sunday

Posted on - 8th November, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston History, Preston Minster, Transport, Uncategorized

Preston City Council says it will be “sympathetic” with parking restrictions on Remembrance Sunday.


However normal parking regulations will apply.

Hundreds of veterans and civvies are expected to take to the Flag Market to pay their respects to the fallen on Sunday on the centenary year of the end of WWI.

Previous years have seen criticism of over-zealous traffic wardens after tickets have been issued to those attending the Remembrance Parade.

Karl Dalton, who was issued with a fine in 2016 for returning to his car 15 minutes late, said: “I was issued a ticket at Hill Street car park two years ago after being 10 mins late back as the march past was delayed. The council did cancel the ticket, but only after a fight.”

A spokesman for Preston City Council, which has responsibility for the Market and Hill Street car parks, said: “We own the Market and Hill Street car parks where normal charges will apply. We will be monitoring parking sympathetically on the day.”

Parking is also available on the Bus Station, operated by Lancashire County Council and in private car parks.

Blue badge holders can park in the car park at the Mobility Centre, Lune Street.

Read more: Centenary Fields unveiled in Avenham and Miller Parks to remember the fallen 


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