‘Controversial’ boulders blocking parking spaces in Cornish village attacked as ‘rubbish’

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The boulders have been put over 15 parking spaces on the central parking green in Lizard, the UK’s most southern village. However, local businesses have attacked the changes, warning the lack of parking could cost drivers hundreds of thousands of pounds each year.

It is believed the changes were made to improve road safety in the area but many warn the changes have cut off a lot of access to the village.

The Lizard is unique in that parking charges are made through donations only and do not have set charges.

Speaking to CornwallLive, Phil Bolt from Triggs Gift Shop attacked the update as “rubbish”, warning “there has never once been an accident”.

He said: “The parking here is unique to Cornwall.

“Nowhere else offers a facility like it. There’s been parking on the green since cars were invented and never once been an accident.

“It’s rubbish, it’s never been an issue.

“The parking donations fund the Christmas lights and everything the parish council does.

“All the businesses around the green have grown organically and that’s because of the parking. It’s unlike anywhere else.

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“You park for a donation and don’t have to rush. It’s a huge draw for visitors coming to the village.

“50-100 cars a day as people will come and go throughout the day, seven days a week for 26 weeks.

“If every car spends £25-£30 plus donations that’s a lot of money to turn away.”

Fergus Muller from Anne’s Pasties said the stones were introduced two weeks ago with no consultation.

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