Car parks busy on second day of Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Cars queue up at Bury's car parks
Cars queue up at Bury's car parks

The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is now in full swing - but parking remains a problem.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s car park attendants are providing updates on Twitter about any available spaces in the town.

Currently, they are reporting 40 spaces at Olding Road Car Park but all of Bury’s car parks were full about an hour ago as well as the park and ride service operating from Saxham Business Park.

A council spokesman said: “To have almost every car parking space filled shows the Christmas Fayre continues to be as popular as ever and is brilliant news for shops and market traders.

“There will be extra car parks on Saturday and Sunday at Greene King (Cullum Road), West Suffolk College, Olding Road and Priory School in Mount Road, with the Rugby Club (Haberden) also available on Saturday only.

“We would encourage people wherever they can to use alternatives to the car and for those who are cycling there’s a free drink and secure cycle storage at Cornhill Walk.

The multi-storey car park in Parkway Bury St Edmunds was full today

The multi-storey car park in Parkway Bury St Edmunds was full today

“Coming in early if you want to pick up your usual market shopping on Saturday would be a good idea, or later in the afternoon or evening to soak up the Christmas Fayre atmosphere when there’s less pressure on parking.”