Search

Removal of car park restriction may improve trade in Fakenham

PUBLISHED: 10:08 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:11 08 November 2017

Highfield Road Car Park in Fakenham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Highfield Road Car Park in Fakenham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

© Archant Norfolk 2014

A height restriction has been removed from a popular car park in Fakenham to allow larger vehicles such as buses and coaches to park closer to the town centre.

The removal of the restriction is part of a larger redevelopment plan for Highfield Road car park, after a proposal to sell it was overturned during a council cabinet meeting.

Town Mayor George Acheson has pushed for the barriers to be removed and said he is delighted by the news and hopes it will increase trade.

A major part of that increase could come from the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, which starts this week and is expected to attract over 2,000 coaches to Thursford, near Fakenham.

A spokesperson for Thursford Collection said: “I expect it could have a huge impact on Fakenham as it will allow the coaches that are visiting us from around the county to stop there and people will be able to spend their money in the town.”

Other news

55 minutes ago

A bin lorry driving along a coastal road found himself confronted by an unusual form of traffic coming from the opposite direction.

44 minutes ago

An independent business has promised to clean three war memorials for free to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Yesterday, 15:08

Patients in Norfolk and Waveney have had their say on their GP surgeries in a wide-ranging survey.

Yesterday, 14:27

The Crown pub and restaurant has been closed after a kitchen fire this morning.

Most Read

Yesterday, 14:27

The Crown pub and restaurant has been closed after a kitchen fire this morning.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:52

A wide variety of items will go under the hammer at an auction taking place in Fakenham this month.

Read more
Sunday, August 12, 2018

A once-popular pub has come under fire amid concerns it is a blight on one of north Norfolk’s most picturesque villages - ahead of plans to reopen.

Read more
Facebook
Yesterday, 13:03

A loving daughter has dedicated a new website that remembers fallen heroes to a Norfolk man whose passion was researching past wars.

Read more
Fakenham
55 minutes ago

A bin lorry driving along a coastal road found himself confronted by an unusual form of traffic coming from the opposite direction.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 16°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Fakenham and Wells Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy