Car park woes

PUBLISHED: 12:08 24 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:27 06 May 2010

SIR - On Sunday September 13, we went to the Farmers Market in St Albans, as well as the Alternative Therapy event in the Town Hall. Both events attracted large numbers of people in addition to the normal number of Sunday shoppers looking for bargains. As

SIR - On Sunday September 13, we went to the Farmers Market in St Albans, as well as the Alternative Therapy event in the Town Hall.

Both events attracted large numbers of people in addition to the normal number of Sunday shoppers looking for bargains.

As a result the car park in Drovers Way was almost full to capacity. Parking is free on a Sunday, a bonus.

However to see families struggling up and down the narrow car park stairs with buggies and children in tow is not what you except from a modern city organization.

We also saw people who were obviously having difficulty negotiating the stairs without additional help.

Some were even waiting in vain by the lifts of which there are many on the different levels.

So why are the lifts not in service on a Sunday during these very busy times. Surely it is not beyond the bounds of management to simply switch these on for all to use. There is even a yellow notice stating that the lifts are not in use on a Sunday. This notice is not displayed by every lift and we gave up waiting and walked down from the roof level.

We would urge other readers and Council Tax payers to formally complain to the SADC and the car park management to switch on these lifts on busy Sundays.

We assume that some element of our Council Tax goes towards car park management...

STEVE AND DEBBIE GREENWOOD

Strawberry Crescent

Napsbury Park

St Albans

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