Bourton-on-the-Water coach park to close

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The coach and car park in Bourton-on-the-Water is due to close to coaches at the end of this year, reports local news website Punchbowl-Gloucestershire. The site on Bourton’s Station Road has been privately operated since 1979, and is currently operated by Bourton Vale Parking. Cotswold District Council says that Bourton Vale Parking intends to close the site in December 2022.

Robert Weaver, Chief Executive of Cotswold District Council, commented: “The Council and local Ward Councillors have been informed that the private owner of the coach and car park on Station Road intends to close the site to coaches in December 2022. While it is wholly the decision of a private business to change their operations, as the district Council we are keen to understand the potential impacts this decision might have on the local area, both in the short and longer term.

“In order to understand the implications of this decision more clearly, the Council will be looking to convene a meeting with Bourton Vale Parking, local businesses, the Parish Council, County Council highways colleagues and other key partners over the coming months. At this point in time, and in advance of the proposed meeting, we would advise any local businesses seeking further information to contact the car park operators.”

The local council is looking to meet with the coach park operator to understand the decision. RICHARD SHARMAN