TRADERS in Slaithwaite want a traffic warden to patrol car parks near their shops to stop drivers parking there all day
Businesses in the village centre say trade is suffering because potential customers cannot park outside shops or in the nearby Carr Lane car park.
The traders say people who work in the village block the car park all day, instead of using New Street car park, which is further from the shops.
In a bid to solve the problem, Colne Valley councillor Dorothy Lindley has asked Kirklees Council to provide a traffic warden to monitor the short-stay car parks.
She thinks this will encourage drivers to park in the long-stay car park on nearby New Street and leave the short-stay spots for shoppers.
She said: "I have been approached by many people who suggest a blitz on the car park would assist.
"Not only Slaithwaite residents have contacted me. People from Wellhouse and Bolster Moor feel the presence of a traffic warden would be beneficial."
The council is to review the parking situation in Slaithwaite next year, so it seems unlikely that Clr Lindley's request will be granted before then.
A council spokes- woman said no regular traffic warden patrols would take place.
She said: "There are no time limits in force in any car park in Slaithwaite. Even if limits were introduced, there are no extra parking attendants available to patrol regularly."