Important work done to overhaul village car park

The hardy team which helped with the car-park improvement project. Picture by Shavonne Geeson.
The hardy team which helped with the car-park improvement project. Picture by Shavonne Geeson.

Volunteers have helped to resurface and extend a busy village car park, creating six extra spaces in the process.

The project took place at Boulmer on Friday and involved members of the community and eight students from RAF Boulmer.

The students, doing their basic trade training, were asked by Longhoughton Parish Council to help with the scheme.

Their work at the Boulmer Beach car park included digging up posts, laying foundations and a general tidy-up of the area.

The KWP Quarry, in Longhoughton, supplied the equipment, materials and experienced staff to assist with the extension.

Longhoughton Parish Councillor Adrian Hinchcliffe, who helped with the project alongside resident Sandy Brown, said: “We are so grateful to RAF Boulmer, KWP Ltd and Sandy for the help they have provided.

“Working together they have made a difficult project an easy one.

“The extra parking is much needed and will benefit the local community and visitors to Boulmer.”

The students are all undergoing training at the RAF School of Aerospace Battle Management at RAF Boulmer.

Course manager, Cpl Kris Cochrane, said: “The project was a fantastic success and has reinforced the importance of RAF Boulmer’s involvement within the local community.”