First step in resolving Alresford’s weekend parking problems

Alresford’s many shoppers and workers can take advantage of the newly resurfaced overflow car park at Perins School after work was carried out by Winchester City Council.

The City Council has been working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, Perins School and the Town Council to provide much needed additional parking facilities in the town.

This marks the first stage in tackling the weekend parking problems in the town and will go some way towards meeting the extra demand in the summer months. The works, which were funded and organised by Winchester City Council, were completed during the school summer holidays so as to avoid any disruption to pupils and staff.

Cllr Keith Wood, portfolio holder for Planning and Transport, said he still hoped to do more and is in discussions with Hampshire County Council to see whether the county is prepared to make further land available to enable the provision of a permanent car park in the area.

He said: “Alresford is a wonderful place and attracts many visitors, particularly at weekends.  The City Council is trying to ensure that sufficient parking is available to support the town.”

Perins School Deputy Headteacher Colin Harris said he is delighted with the work that had been carried out.

He said: “We are extremely happy with the refurbishment work. As well as benefiting parents, students and teaching staff, it will also benefit community users.”