Cuerden Valley, Preston

Cuerden Valley, Preston


Cuerden Valley, Preston


Solar ANPR

Parking Solutions Preston Case Study

How our  parking solutions helped Cuerden Valley Park Trust, an independent charity that manages over 650 acres of woodland in Preston. The park has 6 Pay and Stay car parks and welcomes visitors from across the country who come to enjoy the beautiful woodland walks.


A popular destination site attracting thousands of visitors a week many of whom travel by car due to its rural location. The trust managed 6 car parks spread out across 650 acres and originally took payment through an ‘honesty box’ system.

As an independent charity, parking revenue was the main source of income for the general upkeep of the land and funding important wildlife projects.


Each of the 6 car parks had its own unique challenges to overcome with several having no mains electrical supply. The Trust relied on visitors to pay using an ‘honesty box’ for parking fees, however, less than 40% of visitors parking made a contribution.

With parking revenue playing such an important part in providing funds for the conservation of the area, the Trust needed a system that could maximise the parking potential of each site and treat customers fairly so they would return in the future.

Parking Solution

The parking solution we provided uses the best-in-class solar-powered ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) camera system, we were able to give all 6 car parks 24-hour security and enforcement. With enforcement present on each site, the Trust instantly saw an increase in revenue and the camera system provided valuable data about its users.

We worked in partnership with Bransby Wilson and integrated the enforcement system with their newly installed Pay and Stay payment terminals.


With the mixture of enforcement provided by Minster Baywatch and further parking solutions provided by Bransby Wilson, this client not only saw a reduction in site misuse, but also a great increase in revenue. This increase proved to be vitally important when it came to the Trust’s work with conservation of this wonderful woodland area.

Contact the new business team using either of the below:

Please note the contacts are for sales enquiries only. The agents are unable to assist with any matter relating to a Parking Charge Notice (PCN) already issued.

01904 612277