Car parking boost in Cramlington over Christmas period

22 Nov 2017

Northumberland County Council, alongside Cramlington Town Council and Arch have provided access to 4 car parks to be used as additional public parking ahead of the Cramlington Christmas Lights switch on and busy festive shopping period. 

With high numbers of visitors expected to attend the Cramlington Christmas lights switch on, four additional car parks have been made available for visitors to use on 25th November, these include; the former police station, rear of the NHS building, Northumbria House and rear of Newlyn Drive. 

To help ease parking pressures with additional shoppers taking to Manor Walks ahead of Christmas, the former police station will continue to provide overflow parking throughout the festive period, open to visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 25th November and continuing throughout December. 

The overflow car parks will be attended by stewards on the opening day of November 25th, helping to direct drivers to the various car parks and assisting visitors to the shopping centre and Christmas light switch on. 

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Chair of Arch and Cabinet Member for Economic Development said : “The opening of the additional overflow car parks provides a great solution for visitors and shoppers to the Manor Walks Shopping Centre, helping to provide much needed additional parking within Cramlington ahead of the Christmas lights switch on and throughout December.”

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet member for Environment and Local Services, said: “Additional parking is required near Manor Walks ahead of the festive period to accommodate the increase in shoppers and visitors to the the centre. Across the county we are working to review parking to help ease congestion in our towns and the opening of these additional car parks in Cramlington will work towards helping to alleviate parking pressures.”