• Tuesday , 25 April 2017

Cradley Heath car parks – setting the record straight

I’ve been getting some calls from people concerned about the sale of car parks in Cradley Heath. Unfortunately, the story that ran in the Express and Star about this wasn’t correct – they were given the wrong information.

We are selling some underused car parks, but not the ones mentioned in the story.

The council has decided to sell the car park in Lower High Street in Cradley Heath and the Highgate Street South and Haden Road car parks in Old Hill.

The car parks in Graingers Lane, Corngreaves Road, Northgate/Prince Street and Northgate/Graingers Lane in Cradley Heath are not for sale.

The only reason we’re disposing of some of the quieter car parks is they are not well used and are no longer viable to run.

The pay and display machine at the one in Lower High Street Cradley Heath has been vandalised.

I’m told that Haden Road car park in Old Hill often has just a handful of vehicles on it – sometimes just a single car. The same goes for Highgate Street South which has another bigger car park right opposite which most people use.

Disposing of these car parks still leaves us with four long stay and one short stay car park in Cradley Heath, and one long stay car park in Old Hill.

Thanks to the Express and Star for saying they’ll run another story to put this right.

We really are only disposing of car parks that are not very well used at all, and we’ll still have six well-used council car parks in Cradley Heath and Old Hill.

I hope this puts the minds of shoppers and businesses at rest.

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Comments
  • Ian Prosser December 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Is the one in Lower High Street the one that used to be free and was packed all day by train commuters by any chance? It was usually full before 8am every day. Then they made it pay and display. Then there were parking issues in residential streets for some inexplicable reason. Then they fitted permit parking for half the road pushing the problem along the street.
    Poor decision all around. When the car park was free it was full, now the local residents are dodging parked call day.
    Looking forward to reading who bought it.

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