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Temporary closure of High Woods Country Park car park

PUBLISHED: 29 January 2021

Date issued: 29 January 2021

Due to maintenance works, High Woods Country Park Car Park will be closed on Tuesday 2 February. Alternative parking for High Woods Country Park will be available in nearby Chanterelle Car Park free of charge.

If poor weather prevents the work from taking place on this date, the works will take place on an alternative date in the near future, which will be advertised beforehand in the car park and on the Council’s social media.

Cllr Martin Goss, Colchester Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, said: “These works are an essential part of our car park maintenance and can only take place when the car parks are empty. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes and would encourage locals using the Park for their once daily exercise to walk or cycle to the Park where possible, rather than drive.”

Please ensure you comply with the latest government guidelines when exercising, including not travelling outside your local area, limiting it to once per day and only exercising by yourself or those you live with, with your support bubble (where applicable) or, when on your own, with one person from another household.

Information on parking in Colchester can be found at

Page last reviewed: 29 January 2021


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