This attractive area of the Churnet Valley is over-subscribed to the extent that the centre of the village now has the need of yellow lines and week-end traffic cones to keep the central part of the village clear. Yet the strategy is clearly failing, for photographic evidence see Appendix A.
Residents must be heartily sick and fed up of the situation and have apparently said so at a ‘village conversation’ in recent times. Parking regulation has plainly not worked. Visitors either find the car parking provided too full or too expensive and resort to parking just outside of regulated areas and often on public footpaths, again see photographic records in appendix A. The substantial expenditure invested in recent years in providing public footpaths, wheelchair access and disability friendly steps around the reservoir are rapidly degrading from overuse. A well intentioned enterprise is already suffering from the effects of too many visitors.