Two Colchester Borough Council car parks will be temporarily unavailable this month and motorists are advised to plan ahead and consider alternative parking and travel arrangements.
Coast Road car park in West Mersea will be temporarily closed from 16:00 on Friday 12 August until 06:00 on Sunday 14 August, due to the West Mersea Regatta. The nearest alternative car parks include High Street, Seaview Avenue, Victoria Esplanade and Willoughby Avenue.
The Regatta arrangements also mean temporary waiting and loading restrictions will also be in place in West Mersea on 13 August from 6am to 11pm, with on-street notices displayed where they apply.
St Mary’s car park in Colchester will also be closed overnight from 23:00 on 15 August until 06:00 on 16 August, for improvement works to the entry and exit to take place. The nearest alternative car parks which are open during this period are Priory Street, Vineyard Street and Sheepen Road car parks.
Cllr Martin Goss, Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services and Waste, said: “The Coast Road car park will be closed to assist with the West Mersea Regatta, which we are eager to support. We apologise for any inconvenience the temporary closure causes and encourage those attending to look at our other nearby car parks and public transport options.
“The works taking place at St Mary’s car park will complete the current phase of improvement works there, which have been well received by its users. This phase of works can only take place when the car park is closed, so to minimise disruption to customers and nearby residents, the works will take place overnight.”
Information on parking in the borough can be found at colchester.gov.uk/parking
Page last reviewed: 5 August 2022