Beware Right Turn into Lidl, Hornchurch

Anyone visiting the recently opened Lidl Store in Hornchurch High Street by car should be aware that a right-turn into the store is prohibited and carries a £130 Penalty Change Notice.

Whilst the measure is designed to mitigate against congestion in the High Street, the signage and alternative route is not immediately obvious to many. Since the live introduction of the ‘no right turn’ on 25th May, 701 PCNs have been issued via the camera mounted device.


  1. This is so true if there is a large vehicle in front of you, you can neither see sign. which is not before the turn, and the sign on the road

  2. Isn’t the signage too far past the turn ? Shouldn’t it be “In advance of” and not level with ?

  3. Another money making scheme! 😡

  4. Think it’s ridiculous. The bingo hall didn’t have any restrictions. I don’t go there for this reason.

    • The bingo hall wasn’t open during the day so didn’t cause a traffic problem the reason for the restriction is to prevent this. Makes sense to me

  5. 701 people have been caught since 25th May suggests to me that a very large number of those were not aware of the restriction which means that the signage is not sufficiently clear enough, so due to the incompetence of the Council, then those caught so far should be reimbursed. I am sure that in the next few months there will not be so many people being find which will prove my point.

  6. I too just caught out and utterly confused by the sign being a visitor from out of the area and felt going virtually across albeit at an angle was different from a direct 90 degree right turn. The number of PCN’s issued must be really high so I have asked for a no entry to Lidl sign be added if this restriction is going to make sense to all. An expensive visit to an elderly auntie new to the area to help with taking her shopping!

  7. If this was embedded in the original planning proposal why is it even possible for a right turn into Lidl be possible? Surely they should have made a filter entry so that there is curbing in the way of right turning traffic? As for the signage- it’s a farce- Ahead Only doesn’t mean No right turn- and bizarrely when I learnt to drive I wasn’t taught to look at the tarmac when turning out of a junction like Abs Cross Gardens.

  8. I was told the camara was not working great (?sabortaged)

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