New parking spaces coming to Berwick
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Extra parking spaces are coming to Berwick quayside.
Starting this month, the 36-space car park by The Chandlery will be almost doubled in size to a total of 68 spaces including six disabled bays.
The works will involve building over the existing neighbouring scrubland with asphalt, new drainage and refurbishment of a section of wall between the upper and lower car parks which will be partially dismantled and rebuilt.
New low railings will also be fitted around the new perimeter, leaving the existing coastal path intact.
The works are set to start on 13th September and are due to take around 14 weeks. During this time, sections of the existing upper and lower car parks will be unavailable to allow for construction. Limited nearby parking along the quay walls will still be available and other alternative car parks in Berwick will remain available.
Councillor John Riddle, Cabinet Member for Local Services, said: “Creating extra parking in all our towns can be a challenge but it’s great to be starting this major expansion of this quayside carpark.
“We will be working to keep disruption to a minimum and this is why we avoided starting the scheme during the summer holidays when parking was already at a premium due to the large visitor numbers.”
Berwick North County Councillor Catherine Seymour said: “With increasing visitors to our historic town in recent years, the extra 36 car spaces will help with the acute shortage of parking throughout.
“This will benefit the public, traders, culture, arts and accommodation sector and improve the economy of Berwick.”