Kidsgrove Tesco is to implementing car parking restrictions in Kidsgrove in a move which is sure to be controversial with some Kidsgrove residents.
Tesco in Kidsgrove is planning to install an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system which will restrict Kidsgrove users to just 3 hours on the stores car park. This move has been brought about because the Kidsgrove store claims that car parking has become difficult for some customers at peak times, due to Kidsgrove train station users leaving their cars on Tesco’s car park, rather than paying the car parking charge at Kidsgrove station.
This move by Kidsgrove Tesco could have a massive knock on effect on Kidsgrove as a whole. Some Kidsgrove residents complain already that roads such as The Avenue are suffering from Kidsgrove Station users parking their cars, so this issue is sure to get worse if Kidsgrove Tesco is to take this action.
It is clearly more evidence of the popularity of Kidsgrove Station, something which Kidsgrove could use as an excellent selling point to new businesses and residents.