Monmouthshire County Council will temporarily close a number of its car parks or areas within its car parks to allow vital work to be carried out.

 The smaller of Abergavenny’s Tiverton Place car parks will be unavailable from Monday 8th January for up to six months to accommodate the contractor’s compound for works taking place on Lion Street. In the larger car park a container will be located near the pay and display machine but this will reduce the number of spaces only slightly.

 Also in Abergavenny, the exit of Fairfield car park closed on 3rd January for up to 12 weeks to allow for highways works to the Morrison’s supermarket development.  Vehicles will be directed to leave the car park via the current entrance.

 Meanwhile in Monmouth, the 34-space Chippenham car park will close from 22nd January for approximately six months so Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru can install an underground storage chamber.  This unavoidable work is connected to the new sewer pumping station at the David Wilson housing development on Monmouth’s Wonastow Road.  Plentiful alternative parking is available nearby at the Cattle Market, Cornwall House, Monnow Street, Cinderhill Street and Rockfield Road car parks.

 Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for car parking, Councillor Bryan Jones said: “I apologise for any inconvenience caused to visitors and shoppers by these absolutely necessary works.  In each case, there are suitable car park spaces close by.”