Seahouses car park a big hit with visitors

Tourists are reaping the benefits of improvements at one of Northumberland’s busiest car parks.

Thursday, 13th June 2019, 3:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 5:30 pm
County councillors Glen Sanderson and Guy Renner-Thompson, chair of North Sunderland Parish Council Geoffrey Stewart and Paul Jones, director of local services at the county council.

Over £500,000 has been spent at Seafield in Seahouses and Craster car parks– both of which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

At Seahouses, the surface of the former grass extension car park suffered from rutting and other damage in bad weather. The car park has been excavated and regraded, drains installed, a stone surface laid and rows of parking bays created. There are 160 spaces and the car park will be more user-friendly and hard-wearing.

Coun Glen Sanderson said: “The work will ultimately help boost tourism and should have a positive knock-on effect for the local economy.”