The car park in Church Street is frequently full, leading to congestion on Church Street and issues accessing the shops & surgery. Surveys in 2019 by CWAC, and in May/June 2021 by KPC, showed that many vehicles were parked all day by residents and staff. The KPC survey asked for residents' feedback on the idea of introducing a time limit on free parking. Many felt that a limit of 2 hours would be reasonable and help keep some spaces available for visitors to the shops and surgeries.
Following this, KPC is planning to introduce a 2 hour time limit to free parking. This would be enforced by Cheshire West wardens, and combined with parking permits for nearby residents without any off-street parking of their own. There will be no charge for the short-term parking.
Cheshire West have agreed that this could be done once markings to the car park are updated to create better disabled bays, and after they complete a publicity period.
Results of the survey are available here