Survey under way into Berwick’s parking issues

The Parade car park in Berwick is usually full before 9am on week days.
The Parade car park in Berwick is usually full before 9am on week days.

A survey is under way as part of an effort to address the chronic shortage of parking spaces in parts of Berwick.

A follow-up survey will be carried out at the peak of the tourist season, after which Northumberland County Council will look at the recommendations.

A council spokesperson said: “We have commissioned Aecom to undertake a study of the current car parking provision in Berwick and make recommendations for future improvements.

“The study area includes the town centre up to the station and Castle Terrace area, and Tweedmouth between the river and A1167.

“The study aims to establish the existing parking provision and demand, including all existing off-street car parks (public and private) as well as on-street parking.

“Two surveys will be conducted – now and July – so as to assess the impact of tourism, and local businesses will also be consulted.

Most of the town’s long-stay car parks are often full by 9am.