13/04/17: Cherry Tree car park improvements - final phase underway soon

The final phase of a programme of improvement work carried out by Breckland Council at the Cherry Tree car park in Dereham will begin on 2 May. 

The improvements have been carried out in three stages to minimise disruption to the public, and this final phase will cover the front section of the car park and the Market Place entrance. Work will include resurfacing, repairs to the surface water drainage system and repainting parking bay lines. During the works the affected section will close temporarily with other sections remaining open. The Market Place entrance will shut for 10-12 working days towards the end of the works; apart from this, both entrances to the car park will remain open throughout.

Cllr Paul Claussen, Breckland Council Executive Member for Place said: "Providing free car parking for residents and visitors is a priority for the Council as we want to support our town centre businesses and encourage people to shop locally. Keeping the car parks in good condition is part of this. I appreciate that the work will incur some inconvenience for residents, but the improvements are essential and I am sure that residents will be pleased with the result."

The first two phases of the improvement work, which involved resurfacing and painting new lines on the mid and rear sections, were carried out during 2016 and were completed within budget and ahead of schedule. 

It is anticipated that this third and final phase will be complete by 13 June, depending on weather conditions. 

Notices will be put up in the car park in advance of the work. All other Breckland car parks in Dereham will remain open as usual. For more information about the work, contact Breckland's Facilities Management Team on 01362 656870.