Motorists snap up parking tickets

Car park at North Promenade, St Annes
Car park at North Promenade, St Annes
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Motorists have been quick to sign up to a new residents’ parking scheme – and council officials hope more takers will follow.

But they are urging drivers to get in touch as soon as possible if they want to gain maximum value from the scheme, which offers substantial savings to regular users of certain parking sites in Lytham, Fairhaven and St Annes.

For an annual one-off fee of £25, residents are able to park free for up to two hours at North Beach, North Promenade, Swimming Pool and Fairhaven Road, all St Annes; St Paul’s Avenue and Stanner Bank, Fairhaven and Lytham rail station.

Permit holders are also able to use the Town Hall and Public Offices car parks, both in St Annes, on weekends and bank holidays.

The scheme came into effect on May 1 and already more than 60 residents have signed up.

A spokesman for Fylde Council, which is operating the incentive, said: “We are delighted with the take-up so far.

“But we would remind residents that it is a 12-month scheme which runs out on April 30 next year so the sooner they sign up for it, the more value they will gain from it.

“It is not a revenue earner for the council as we have set the charges to just cover the scheme’s costs. Residents only to have the permit once a month through the year and they will be in profit.”

Details from or (01253) 658658.