West Bridgford's main car park to be closed for five days as visitors warned of 'knock-on effect'

Visitors and businesses in a Nottinghamshire town have been warned of the possible "knock-on effect" that could be created by the five-day closure of its largest car park. Rushcliffe Borough Council will close Bridgford Road Car Park in West Bridgford from Monday, June 10, to Friday, June 14, for essential resurfacing and maintenance work.

The works will improve the car park's road condition and realign the bay numbers in each space, the council has said. Councillor Rob Inglis, who is the authority's portfolio holder for environment & safety, acknowledged the enhancements would likely inconvenience those travelling to the town's centre but said the maitenance would make the car park "sustainable for many years to come".

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this temporary closure for the duration of the works to allow a contractor on site each day," Mr Inglis said, adding: "The works have deliberately been scheduled to not clash with local sports or larger events and we’re very much aware of the knock-on effect this will have on the town centre."

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The councillor explained business owners and the council's partners at Bridgford Hall had been notified of the plans so they can inform customers. “Visitors can still access our other car parks on Albert Road and Gordon Road in West Bridgford and a temporary car park at Bridge Field will be open weather dependent," Mr Inglis said.

“We encourage the use of public transport wherever possible with excellent bus links to the town centre.” Nearby car parks, including Nursery Car Park on Albert Road and Gordon Road Car Park, will remain open.

Temporary parking will also be available at the adjacent Bridge Field, nearby on Bridgford Road during the works from 7am to 7pm weather permitting. Bridge Field parking rates will be the same as all other local car parks according to Rushcliffe Borough Council.