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Council set to repair 12 Moorlands car parks this summer

Twelve off-street car parks across the Staffordshire Moorlands are to be repaired this summer - starting at Wharf Road in Biddulph in the week commencing 29 July.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is investing £366,500 in the eight-week improvement programme which will include resurfacing, line painting and painting bollards and furniture.

The work at Wharf Road will take around eight days. Provision will be made to enable electrical vehicle charging points to be installed in the future and two parent and child spaces will be created.

The other car parks to benefit are:

Mill Hayes in Biddulph

Market Street East, Market Street West, Silk Street, High Street, Regent Street, St Edwards Street, Stockwell Street, Birchall Playing Fields and Smithfield North in Leek

Old Road in Tean

All car parks - except Market Street East and West, St Edwards Street and Regent Street - will be repaired in two halves to enable some parking provision to be retained during the works.

Councillor Edwin Wain, Cabinet Member for Planning, Development and Property, said: "We're investing in these works to improve our off-street parking facilities in Biddulph, Leek and Tean.

"Obviously, work of this nature will cause some short-term disruption which we have tried to keep to a minimum. I would just like to ask drivers, shoppers, businesses and visitors to please bear with us whilst we carry out these necessary upgrades and thank people in advance for their patience."

Notes to Editors

The current programme for the work is as follows:

Regent Street, Leek - Thursday 1 August for two days

Mill Hayes, Biddulph - Monday 5 August for six days

Market Street East, Leek - Thursday 8 August for 7 days

Silk Street, Leek - Friday 9 August for two days

Old Road, Tean - Wednesday 11 August for one day

St Edwards Street, Leek - Monday 12 August for three days

High Street, Leek - Tuesday 13 August for nine days

Market Street West, Leek - Wednesday 14 August for three days

Stockwell Street, Leek - Thursday 15 August for 14 days

Birchall Playing Fields car park, Leek - Friday 16 August for 17 days

Smithfield North, Leek - Tuesday 27 August for four days

To allow for any changes to the programme, notice signs will be posted at the car parks seven days prior to work starting on site and on the Council's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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