Menu

Booths has brought in Parking Eye to tackle hospital ‘overflow’ parking

Posted on - 2nd March, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Transport
Booths car park in Fulwood Pic: Blog Preston
Booths car park in Fulwood Pic: Blog Preston

Booths in Fulwood has introduced number plate recognition on its car park after shoppers have been unable to park at the store.

Advertisement

The supermarket in Sharoe Green Lane still offers two hours free parking for customers, but anyone using the car park to visit the hospital will now be fined.

The move comes after a string of parking problems for staff, visitors and patients at Royal Preston Hospital.

Read more: What you need to know about hospital parking charges

A spokesman for Booths said: “There have been long-standing parking issues in Fulwood in the area surrounding the Royal Preston Hospital. 

“The hospital introduced parking charges last year and unfortunately this has led to the misuse of the Booths shoppers’ car park.    

“While we are genuinely sympathetic for patients undergoing treatment and respect the dedication of NHS staff, the Booths car park is a retail car park and cannot function as an overspill car park for the hospital staff and patients. 

“Booths will continue to offer two hours of free parking for customers who shop at Booths and the attached retail units.

“We are aware that shoppers have found it difficult to find a parking space at Booths Fulwood, so to ensure that customers have a better opportunity to park, we’ve introduced number plate recognition cameras and will enforce these parking restrictions with our partner Parking Eye.”

Read more: Student nurse starts petition over ‘nightmare’ parking at Royal Preston Hospital

Share
Preston in pictures Covered Market, PrestonPreston Court BuildingLawson Street6201 Princess Elizabeth57313 becomes the main engine6201 pulls into Preston Station for an engine changePreston CenotaphColourful & Shops On Lancaster Road a View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.