Facelift for shabby car park

Cornwall's Meadow
Cornwall's Meadow

A car park that let the town down in the Best Kept Village contest is getting a much-needed facelift.

In September, we reported how the poor condition of Cornwall’s Meadow Car Park was noted by judged of the Bucks Best Kept Village competition.

Buckingham Town Councillors blamed the shabby state of the car park, which is owned and maintained by Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC), after the town missed out on an award.

Competition judges noted: “the car park area had many weeds, dead trees had not been replaced and clearly some areas had not been swept for some time”.

AVDC is now undertaking a programme of improvements athecar park.

Over the past few months, the parking bays have been relined and a new guardrail has been installed around the central gulley.

This week, tree work is being carried out, with old tree stumps being removed and replacement trees planted.

AVDC is also planning to carry out resurfacing work in the forthcoming weeks.

Cabinet member for civic amenities Brian Roberts said: “We want people to easily visit the town’s shops, market and leisure opportunities so ensuring the car park is well maintained is essential.”

The car park recently retained its Park Mark status following an inspection by the British Parking Association and Thames Valley Police.

The Park Mark indicates it has found to be fit for purpose, well managed and safe for customers to use.