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Car park work completed

Work to improve one of Suffolk Coastal’s car parks has been completed and is now open to the public.

The work to Melton Riverside Car Park next to Melton Railway Station started in November to realign the parking area to create an extra 20 car parking spaces.

The work completed by Kier Construction also involved doing a general clean up of the picnic area, re-dressing the surface, increasing the total number of parking spaces to 50.

The Council hope the improved car park will provide better access for regular users of the Country Park and extra parking for those using the nearby facilities at the station and new district council offices, providing additional public parking at times of peak demand such major planning meetings.
The improvements tie in with works to the Thorpe Road car park in Aldeburgh which began this week.

The work to Thorpe Road car park involves improving the drainage of the site and surface of the car park. The tarmac surface at the entrance of the car park will be increased to prevent standing water and the area will be given a new shingle surface to help the area drain more effectively. This work is set to be completed in time for Easter.

Once the works have been completed, both car parks will receive ongoing maintenance by Suffolk Coastal Norse.

Cllr Carol Poulter, cabinet member for the Green Environment at Suffolk Coastal, said: “We’re investing in these car parks as both are popular with our residents and visitors in Melton and Aldeburgh.

“Both car parks are in need of an upgrade to improve their condition and support today’s visitors.

“We have planned the works to both car parks to take place during the autumn and winter months to reduce the impact on our residents and visitors and aim to keep people informed throughout the process.”

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