Date published: 12th December 2016

250 extra car parking spaces will be available to the public for the Cromer New Year’s Day fireworks.

North Norfolk District Council has confirmed it will open its Holt Road office car park for the hugely popular January 1 event, which has been running since the millennium celebrations.

The car park will open at 2pm and entrance will be £5 per vehicle. The display itself takes place at 5pm from NNDC’s Cromer Pier and is free, although there are bucket collections. The car park will close and be secured at 9pm.

The decision was made following an enquiry from the committee which organises the fireworks.

Tom FitzPatrick, leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “The Cromer Pier fireworks have become a highly successful annual event.

“Thousands of people come to visit the town from a wide area. Providing these extra car parking spaces will help spread the pressure on car parking.

“We hope everyone enjoys the fireworks and their time in Cromer on New Year’s Day.”

North Norfolk District Council car parks will have normal charges except for Runton Road which is a set fee of £2 after 1pm.

Last updated: 24th January 2017