Cameras installed at popular St Albans free car park

Work to install NPR cameras at The Quadrant car park

Work to install NPR cameras at The Quadrant car park - Credit: Archant

Enforcement action is being implemented in a St Albans car park that is well-used for being completely free.

Work has begun to install number plate recognition cameras in St Albans’ The Quadrant car park and to put up new barriers at entrances.

Although there has technically been a three hour parking limit for about 15 years it has never been enforced.

Now, upon entering the space number plates will be scanned and cars monitored for how long they park - drivers exceeding three hours will get a fine.

A director of The Quadrant Management Committee and owner of Wrights’ the Jewellers, Michael Wright, said: “The car park has been getting clogged up and it’s making it difficult for people to find places - some people are abusing the car park so this will make life more pleasant for everyone.”

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The decision was made after shop owners “listened to customers” about their concerns, he said.

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