Stevenage football fans may still face parking fees at Fairlands on match days

The issue of parking charges is not going away a The Lamex Stadium

The issue of parking charges is not going away a The Lamex Stadium - Credit: Archant

The issue of parking charges at Stevenage football games is not going away, motorists have been warned.

At a full meeting of Stevenage Borough Council, Labour members confirmed again that controversial parking charges at Fairlands Valley Park on match days may be reinstated.

Councillor Joan Lloyd said that while the initial charge of £5.20 may have been too high, the council needs to raise £15,000 a year and introducing this charge is a good way of hitting that target.

She confirmed that a consultation between the council, football club and supporters club will take place on the introduction of charges next year.

Councillor Robin Parker, leader of the Stevenage Lib Dems, said: “Why is this issue taking so long to address? There’s no date for the consultation and it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s after next year’s election.”


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Equipment costing £1,400 to enforce the charge was installed over the summer and is currently lying unused.

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