Bamber Bridge shoppers warned of £100 fines after Morrison's car park installs cameras
Shoppers in Bamber Bridge face being fined £100 if they overstay their time limit at Morrison's car park.
The privately owned car park at the rear of the supermarket is now managed by Preston-based ES Parking Enforcement, which has introduced fines of £100 for over-stayers.
The car park management company has installed ANPR cameras at the entrance/exit in Withy Grove Road to detect those caught flouting the new 3-hour maximum stay. Shoppers are also now barred from returning within 90 minutes of leaving the car park.
Signage displaying the new conditions had been erected around the car park earlier this month, but attendants have now been employed to enforce compliance and the cameras have been activated.
Patrols will be tasked with ensuring that shoppers are parking within the lines and are not using disabled bays without a badge. They will also be monitoring spaces reserved for parents with young children to make sure they are being used appropriately.
Dave Paris, store manager at Morrison's, said: "Car park is now being managed by ES on behalf of landlord, and they have today started visiting the site having given it a few weeks to allow all of us to become aware.
"There is no problem parking in the car park for shopping and for up to 3 hours. But I would advise shoppers not to park in disabled bays without a badge at any time, same for family spaces. I would also suggest parking between the lines.
"The effect is that there is far more likely to be spaces when you want them, and if you are disabled, you should now be able to park closer to the shop."
The car park at the rear of Morrison's in Station Road is popular with those shopping locally, including customers of the Post Office, situated within the car park itself.