Club to rent out spare parking

Farmers CLub Car PArk
Farmers CLub Car PArk
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A CLUB has come up with a way of earning cash and easing parking in the town centre.

Bury St Edmunds Farmers Club, which has been in Northgate Street since 1947, is advertising the opportunity to rent its parking spaces at prices from £65 a month for five days a week.

Vice-chairman Darren Johnston said: “We want to open up our car park, which is usually under-used, to non-members. It’s not just a way of earning income but we hope it will tempt new members into the club.

“We’re aiming at both local businesses and private individuals. I live in the town centre and know car parking is very difficult and isn’t going to get any better. They can park in the Farmers’ Club car park and it’s secure.”

The club opened in September 1947 as a farmers’ and business club but today is also a venue for meetings and weddings.

The building dates from the 14th century and panelling from the 15th and 16th centuries is visible. Records show it once belonged to John Aleyn, who was a Baron of the Exchequer in the early 16th century, and has been lodgings for visiting assize judges.

For further information call the club on 01284 752460 or visit