Work on new car parking facilities at Wepre Park pressing ahead
Work to create a temporary additional car parking area at Wepre Park will be made permanent once Flintshire council secures grant funding.
The car parking facilities are currently being extended as an urgent temporary solution to solve the car parking issue following the growth in the park’s popularity with locals and visitors from out of County.
Issues have been reported at Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay over the last few years with the current car park filling up on a regular basis.
Residents living nearby have become angered by visitors parking on the road and preventing them from getting in and out of their homes.
The issue hit crisis point earlier this month when the country park, which is a popular destination for walkers, was showcased on the websites of several English news outlets.
It led to an influx of day trippers from areas such as Liverpool and Manchester.
Creating the new car parking facilities involves putting down a textile membrane and then compacted aggregate to form the temporary parking surface.
Deputy council leader Carolyn Thomas said:
“As soon as we secure enough grant funding, the temporary extension will be used as a base and be made permanent.
There may also be further works and parking spaces provided as grant funding allows, possibly removing the island in the car park and defining parking spaces to fully utilise the area available.”
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