Late change of plan: parking spaces will no longer be required for this project. The details below have now been superseded as Network Rail has found an alternative location which "should reduce disruption and disturbance in the local area".
Network Rail have advised the Parish Council that they would like to use part of the village hall car park for periods of time in March and May to help them undertake important maintenance work on the track near the village.
The Council has agreed to this request as long as Network Rail confine their use to a part of the car park nearest to the tennis courts and to the dates specified.
This will mean that the overall capacity of the car park will be reduced for some time in March and May and the Parish Council has already alerted the school as some parents may normally use this area when dropping or collecting children.
The dates are as follows:
- Monday 8th March 2021 to Friday 19th March 2021
- Monday 3rd May 2021 to Friday 7th May 2021
The Parish Council asked Network Rail whether they could adjust their dates to fit into school holiday periods but unfortunately their dates are fixed around much wider arrangements (availability of necessary equipment, access to track agreements with the train companies etc.)
Network Rail say that they will endeavour to minimise their disruption to everyone – and they will be writing to households nearer to the time of the works so as to provide contact details for any enquiries.