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Park charges at Froghall

Froghall attracts thousands of visitors a year. At one time people visited to walk or to picnic, but now people come to visit Hetty's tea room and take a browse around this interesting heritage site. Since the opening of the tea rooms, it can be tricky to find a space on a sunny day because it is so popular.

Staffordshire Council has recently announced that it plans to introduce parking charges there. Possibly £1 an hour.

Will this drive traffic to park along the narrow lane? Let's face it, most people detest parking charges. Will it stop people enjoying the countryside and heritage in this area? That would be a shame. Will it raise useful funds to support the Council in caring for this site? There's plenty of upkeep that needs to be paid for.

What do you think?