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Chelmsford City Council in 'short long stay' car park sign blip

Long short stay car park in Chelmsford
Image caption Chelmsford City Council said it would "refresh" the board in the new year

A sign describing a council-run car park as "short long stay" has been criticised for being "very confusing".

The sign was put up by the Conservative-controlled Chelmsford City Council at its 70-space West End short stay car park.

The council admitted the sign was a "misprint" and would be changed next year.

Christine Rycroft, a member of the council's highways committee, said it could cause problems.

The Liberal Democrat council member said: "It is very confusing. I would have thought if somebody is looking for a long stay car park they could park here and find themselves fined.

"The council will have to use discretion in such circumstances."

A council spokeswoman said it was "aware" of the issue.

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