New Parking Places at Bury St Edmonds
Date: Wednesday, November 01 @ 22:19:03 EST
Topic: Motorhome Stopovers
It is now even easier for motorhome owners to enjoy the sights and sounds of Bury St Edmunds after specialist parking spaces were created in the heart of the historic market town.
St Edmundsbury Borough Council has created five spaces in the Ram Meadow car park which are entirely dedicated for motorhome use.
The spaces, which are extra wide and long, have been specially marked out and are only a short walk from the town’s main tourist attractions, including Moyse’s Hall Museum, the award-winning Abbey Gardens and the newly completed tower of St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
An all day stay is charged at £1.20, there are no height restrictions at the site and public toilets lie close-by.
Cllr Terry Clements, council Portfolio Holder for Transport, Planning and Leisure, said:“St Edmundsbury has really gone the extra mile by providing these specialist spaces in the heart of the town centre to give visitors easy access to the sights and sounds of Bury St Edmunds. We are delighted to be able to offer dedicated parking for motor homes – which is fairly unique in the UK – and hope it will encourage even more tourists to visit the borough.”
David Tofts, a member of the Camping and Caravan Club caught the motorhome bug earlier this year. He said:
“Motorhomes are becoming even more popular with more and more new registrations every year, but not all towns in this country welcome them. With height restrictions or a complete ban on motorhome parking at car parks, some towns actively discourage them.”
Mr Tofts added:
“In France the opposite is true – with even the smallest towns providing good parking facilities for them. So I am very pleased that Bury has now joined the league of motorhome parking friendly towns. Well done Bury St Edmunds!”
St Edmundsbury is the first council in Suffolk to provide specialist motorhome spaces. For more information about the tourist attractions available in the borough, or for directions to Ram Meadow, visit http://www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk