New parking regulations introduced for the shops at 333 Garstang Road have caused confusion with Fulwood locals.Advertisement
Posting in Fulwood Preston News and Views on Facebook, a Fulwood resident said: “Patients of Broadway Surgery beware. You can no longer park on the car park next to the Surgery, if you do you get a £100 fine.”
However one of the shops, Sole and Beauty, said the car park had always been private.
A spokesperson for the podiatrists said: “With all due respect to those who have made complaints to the doctors surgery, the car park has always been private and strictly for the use of 333 Garstang Road.
“We have had to take action for the car park for the benefit of our patrons. The car park was being used by clients of other businesses leaving our clients with no space to park.
“We apologise if these new regulations have caused inconvenience to people of the local area, however the fines will be strictly enforced.”
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The property is also occupied by AM1 Hair, Ginger Bistro and Another Bouquet.
A spokesperson for Another Bouquet said the owner had arranged the new regulations.
Broadway Surgery moved to clarify the situation in a post on its website:
“We have been advised that patients parking on the adjacent car park, which is owned by the businesses occupying 333 Garstang Road (Sole and Beauty, AM1 Hair, Ginger Bistro and Another Bouquet), will be issued with a £100 parking ticket, which will be reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days.
“We want to make it clear that we had no influence in this decision, which has been taken by the above named businesses in order to try and protect their private land. Therefore, we are unable to take on any patient complaints regarding tickets that are issued. We would strongly urge patients to park on local residential roads in permissible areas.”
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