A message on behalf of the Ionides Trust:
As some of you may have noticed the Ionides car park has been closed for the last couple of days. This is because it was noticed that someone had driven into the barrier which was not obvious until the barrier was lowered for the carol event last Saturday. Also the padlock had been damaged. No one had reported hitting the barrier. Repairs took place today but as the concrete needs to set the barrier cannot be moved for three days. The opportunity was also taken to lay down some pea beach gravel to make the surface safe. This car park is heavily used by visitors to the surgery but belongs and is maintained by the Ionides Trust as the car park was designed for occasional use for visitors to the recreation ground and the local groups on site.