Work to begin on Wadebridge car park improvements

Essential maintenance work will begin at Piggy Lane car park in Wadebridge this week.

The work, which will see the car park resurfaced, will help reduce flooding, improve the layout to increase the number of parking spaces, and create two coach parking bays.

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Consultation with local members and town councillors identified the work as a way to help increase footfall in the town centre and to help boost tourism.

It will take around ten weeks to complete the changes, and measures are being put in place to ensure there is as little disruption as possible for Christmas shoppers in the town.

Contractors have agreed to suspend the work each weekend, allowing the maximum number of spaces possible to be available for visitors.

Councillor Geoff Brown, portfolio holder for transport, said: “This essential work will be completed in time for the spring and summer season next year.

“It is never ideal timing to lose car parking spaces, and even more so at this time of year, but we have put measures in place to ensure we cause as little disruption for shoppers.

“We will have as many spaces open as possible at all times, and will suspend work each weekend.

“There are other car parks available in the town as well, including another Cornwall Cornwall facility at Goldsworthy Way, so the town really is open for business as normal.

“Once the work is completed, we will have a much better car park, less prone to flooding, and providing 188 spaces as well as two coach bays.

“It is great news for the long-term future of the town centre.”

The work will begin on Wednesday, November 28, and will last around ten weeks.

As part of Cornwall Council’s support for local businesses this festive season, parking will be free of charge in the town centre on Saturday, December 15.