Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s PCC, has come to the aid of Eccleshall business owners – by helping create extra parking for traders.
Thanks to an initiative led by Mr Ellis, Staffordshire Police’s Chief Inspector Gemma Ward and local County Councillor Jeremy Pert, an additional 13 bays have been created for authorised traders to use at Eccleshall Police Station car park.
“I am happy to support anything that can be done to help local businesses, which are the lifeblood of any local community,” said Mr Ellis.
“I am delighted the land used by the local police has also got space for the business owners, therefore freeing up space on the High Street. “It is important we support communities where we can.”
Mr Ellis was joined by Mr Pert, Chief Insp Ward, along with business owners, at Eccleshall Police Station car park, High Street, to mark the initiative.
County Cllr Pert, who delivered the scheme in conjunction with local businesses, said:
“Eccleshall is a picturesque town with a vibrant high street so it is fundamental we have as much parking available for customers.
“I am delighted Staffordshire’s PCC and Police, as key partners to this scheme, have agreed and supported this with some real community police support.
“This is all about working together and using our joint assets and resources to help the community.”