In line with Government's new guidance on the phased reopening of our economy, the Car Parks in Walberswick reopened on 13 May. This is aligned with the ability of people to travel to parks and beaches to take advantage of the outdoors, whilst maintaining social distancing rules. Because every penny of the car parks’ operating profit goes to support the good works of the Walberswick Common Lands Charity, it has been difficult for us to have lost the revenue that we would have expected from this year's amazing spring weather.
With households now encouraged to enjoy the coasts, we expect an uptick in people using the car parks, although we do not anticipate the numbers to be anywhere near normal since the pubs, shops, and holiday lets all must remain closed. We will not be staffing the car parks as of now, but will collect parking fees through the pay and display machines. We have posted signs to encourage people to take their rubbish home with them as we expect more picnicking with the shops and pubs closed.
The WCLC have also posted notices that there should be no crabbing from the bridges as it will cause congestion and be impossible to maintain social distancing.
Village residents who use the car parks, of course, can still do so for free and should display their 2020 resident permits.