Salisbury coach park will be closed from Tuesday 2 January for approximately four months to enable remodelling works to be carried out which will provide the site with better facilities and a more pleasant experience, with six coach spaces provided for picking up and dropping off passengers plus a further 10 coach spaces in the adjacent central car park for layover parking.
During the period the coach park is closed, the only place that coaches will be able to pick up and set down passengers in Salisbury city centre will be on Exeter Street, where four free temporary coach parking bays will replace the current car parking area north of Carmelite Way, and the existing coach drop-off bays near the Cathedral on St John’s Street.
Coach drivers have been advised not try to set down on any of the city centre bus stops as these are heavily used by local bus service and Civil Enforcement Officers will have instructions to move on any coaches that try to use them.
An alternative coach parking area will be provided at the Britford park & ride site to the south of the city.
Meanwhile, the Bourton-on-the-Water Information Centre reports that the popular town’s coach parking will close and there will no longer be any dedicated coach drop off or pick-up facilities from 1 January. The information centre itself will also close permanantly on 21 December.