September 12th, 2012 |
Hockley Woods Car Park To Be Closed For 5 Weeks. And Soon You’ll Have To Pay On Weekdays
From the District Council website:
Rochford District Council will be closing Hockley Woods Car Park for essential maintenance work.
The car park will be closed from 7pm Sunday 16 September 2012 for approximately five weeks for resurfacing work.
During the works, there will be no access for any vehicles belonging to the general public. Please note that pedestrian access is unaffected by the closure.
The District council are also planning later on to charge for parking in the Hockley Woods car park on weekdays. If you have any comments the council ask you to ‘please contact the Head of Legal, Estates and Member Services in writing no later than the 28th September 2012.’
The council’s reasons?
The Council considered it necessary to introduce a charging tariff into Hockley Woods Car Park to control those using the facility for commuter and business purposes which were not associated with the use of the amenity. The charges are considered to be minimal and should not dissuade users of the woods. There are no charges at the weekends.
The introduction of enforcement measures are considered to be necessary to discourage long term commuter and business parking which causes inconvenience for members of the public visiting and using the woods on a recreational basis.