THE hotspots for picking up a parking ticket in Whitchurch have now been revealed.

And it will come as no surprise to those of us who have parked there for the course of 2018 to May, 2023 – as per Shropshire Council’s available figures – that its two major roads feature highly.

In figures available from Shropshire Council, the Whitchurch Herald can show residents the places most likely to get you a ticket if you don’t follow parking restrictions.


Starting with on-street parking, the top spot for most Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) dished out in Whitchurch is the High Street.

With only a few bays available up and down the road, many use the road to make quick drop offs or – if you’re this reporter – had half a wheel on the road…

Across the six-year period, Shropshire Council parking attendants dished out 369 PCNs for parking in the High Street.

Next was Green End, which feeds into the High Street with a one-way system, and 262 PCNs were handed out.

Yardington is next highest with 149 and is a crucial connecting road from the town centre to Jubilee Park and Mill Street saw exactly 100 tickets dished out in the period.

However, despite being two major roads in Whitchurch, neither Bridgwater Street or Station Road reached double figures between them in PCNs, and Claypit Street, which has seen many resident complaining about parking, only saw 10 tickets issued.

According to Shropshire Council figures, the town has five off-street car parks managed by the unitary authority and all showed relatively high numbers of PCNs.

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Newtown Car Park picked up the most PCNs with 155 while Brownlow Street Car Park was next with 133.

Castle Hill car park had 123 PCNs issue, Pepper Street – close to the High Street – with 107 while the smaller St John’s Car Park, in ST John’s Street, had 98.

Other side roads received tickets but fewer than 10 across the period.