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Date published: 6th December 2018

North Norfolk District Council has completed a major refurbishment of a car park in Fakenham, which will provide a high-quality facility for the town and its visitors.

Works to Highfield Road Car Park have resulted in a much-improved facility. As well as the resurfacing, the car park has new signs and a barrier at the entrance. There are more than 70 spaces plus five disabled spaces. This brings the number of car parking spaces available in Fakenham to more than 400 across four Council-owned car parks.

Charges have been introduced bringing Highfield Road into line with other standard car-park tariffs around North Norfolk.

Cllr. Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council and the Liberal Democrat Group said, “I am delighted this updated facility is now back online just in time to support local traders and local residents during the busy Christmas period.”

Cllr. John Rest, Leader of the North Norfolk Independent Group Said: “It is nice to see yet another project completed by NNDC. This is no longer an eyesore and offers the residents and visitors to Fakenham a site that is now purpose built. This car park along with all of our others in the district offer good value, particularly with our annual parking permit scheme.”

Cllr. Annie Claussen-Reynolds and Cllr. Roy Reynolds, local members for Lancaster North, said: “We are delighted that after much public consultation, with the people of Fakenham and area wishing this to remain a car park, that Highfield Road car park, once an eyesore is now a very respectable, clean and hard surfaced car park.  This will give residents and tourists alike the welcoming gateway into Fakenham.  We are also pleased that there are two free parking days in Fakenham on Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd December and this will include Highfield Road.  We wish all businesses in Fakenham a very prosperous Christmas and New Year”.  

North Norfolk District Council has decided once again to waive the parking charges prior to Christmas, as in previous years. This year the free parking period will apply in all North Norfolk District Council owned car parks in Fakenham, including Highfield Road, on Saturday 15 and Saturday 22 December.

This decision supports North Norfolk's businesses and traders by encouraging people to buy their Christmas gifts and supplies in their local towns. At a crucial time of year for the retail community, it is also a gesture of goodwill for the festive season in response to requests from businesses.

Last updated: 18th January 2021