Hundreds turn out for special NHS parkrun in SCP

Last Saturday Southwick Country parkrun  celebrated the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Hundreds of runners took part, many of them in fancy dress. This is Cathy Warner photographed by Martin Pearce (flickr credit: dungey2002) and FoSCP is willing to bet real spending money she's not in fancy dress; she's running in her work clothes. Well... Continue Reading →

Despite the announcement on Wiltshire Council's website and in the Wiltshire Times, the Traffic Regulation Order notices that have gone up in the car park do not mean that parking charges will be introduced at Southwick Country Park. They are part of the formal consultation process that the county has to complete in order to... Continue Reading →

Marathon Man

Frank Lamerton, Friend of Southwick Country Park, ran the London Marathon last weekend in 4 hours 19 minutes and 14 seconds. Out of the 174 runners over the age of seventy, he came 13th.  It was the hottest London Marathon on record and Frank came in somewhere around number 13,500 among 41,000 finishers. He said,... Continue Reading →

Wiltshire Council has agreed with us that parking fees at Southwick Country Park are unworkable; the proposal has been withdrawn. For their efforts on our behalf, thanks go to Councillor Bridget Wayman, the Cabinet Member responsible for Transport, and to Adrian Hampton, Head of Local Highways, who read our reports, answered our questions and took... Continue Reading →

Car Parking News

FROM DAVID FEATHER: - A big thank you to all of you who signed the petition last weekend against charging for car parking in the Country Park.  We presented it to the Council on Monday. On Tuesday the Friends were well represented at a meeting of the Cabinet of Wiltshire Council in County Hall. The... Continue Reading →

Parking Fees Recommended

In December, we posted an item about Wiltshire's plans to extend car-parking charges to Southwick Country Park. Last week the Environment Select Committee produced a report making its recommendations to Wiltshire Council's Cabinet, which will meet on 30th January 2018. The report draws on the results of a public consultation held in the autumn of... Continue Reading →

Parking Fees for the Park?

Wiltshire Council has consulted on charges for car parks across the county, including the car park at Southwick Country Park. The proposed rate at Southwick is: £0.80 for an hour, £1.30 for two and £2.70 for three. Anybody who walks in the park for a couple of hours, twice a week, will pay over the... Continue Reading →

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