Repairs to Ram Meadow set to take place

Phased work to resurface and reline sections of Ram Meadow car park in Bury St Edmunds will start 31 July.

Weather permitting, the work is expected to take two weeks to complete and represents an investment of £150,000.

Advanced warning signs have gone up at the car park while the council has also written to nearby businesses, Bury Town Football Club and nearby residents to advise of the works.

The work will also see a new access ramp for the football club and the council is liaising with Bury Town FC to ensure that if weather causes work to overrun, there will be no impact on the club’s opening fixtures. Through its markets officers, it is has also made market traders aware of the works. The council is working with its contractors to ensure spaces are available as usual for trader on market days.

Cllr David Taylor, Cabinet Member for Operations at West Suffolk Council said: “While the work to improve the car park will mean certain sections will be closed on different days, we are working to keep disruption to a minimum. We do not expect it to impact on the market, the football club or staff or visitors to town centre businesses, from being able to find a place to park.”