YOU now have to pay to park at the Beatty Road shops.

New signs have appeared, and traders are very worried.

Here’s one comment: “Yes saw this today at Beatty Road shops there is no doubt it will absolutely kill trade .

I spoke to the owner of the fish and chips, she is so worried that no one will stop there.

I for one will not park there I’ll probably go to Tescos.

Such a shame as all these businesses have kept going through covid and I always like to support them. Hopefully some common sense prevails.”

Another post reads: “I believe the land in question is private and the parking restrictions are being enforced by some face less corporation. Can’t help thinking that the intention is, to force businesses out so the land can be developed. Maybe I’m being cynical.”