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Parking charges to resume at Himley Hall and Park

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | Transport | Published:

Parking charges are to be reinstated for visitors to Dudley's Himley Hall and Park from next week.

Himley Hall and Park has seen large numbers head to the beauty spot during the warmer weather after lockdown restrictions eased

The charge had been suspended during the coronavirus crisis, but visitors will have to pay again from Monday.

Fishing charges are also being reinstated and, in live with Government guidelines on social distancing, park staff will be monitoring visitor numbers and restricting entry if necessary during busy periods.

Dudley Council leader, Patrick Harley, said: "The decision to suspend parking charges at the start of the lockdown was always intended to be a temporary one.

"With the Government starting to gradually ease lockdown measures, and charges being re-introduced at facilities by neighbouring local authorities, we felt now was the right time to follow suit.

"The recent spell of warm weather has seen really high visitor numbers to the park, and we will be monitoring this closely to make sure people are adhering to the government’s social distancing guidelines.

"We want people to enjoy their visit to Himley, but to do so safely."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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