Car Park in the dunes

Car Park in the dunes

2018 Car Parking – charges will apply from the weekend 24/25 March – November 4th

We will be working over the Winter and Spring 2018/19 to repair the damage to the car park  caused by heavy usage over the summer season.  This is an on going job, you will notice heaps of stone being delivered and a digger working to improve the surface  as long as the weather allows.

Please understand that the surface is laid over sand which shifts and erodes  due to bad weather and high usage.  We do like to be able to  keep the car park open all year so that our local and regular visitors are able to park close to the beach in all seasons, we don’t charge a fee during the “off season”.

It is a fine line between keeping the area as natural as possible whilst making sure we provide a drivable surface for vehicles, we do ask that you drive slowly and carefully and park sensibly.

Our car parking team, led by Roberta “Bobby” are valued employees of the Burgage Holders and do a great job, please treat them with politely and with respect, Complaints, Concerns and Questions:  Please e mail or write to us and we will address each matter individually,  our car parking attendants are not equipped to deal with anything more than general enquiries.

Robin our Moor Grieve is often to be seen about the Common, he is  busy through out all the seasons, strimming, mowing, planting and doing general maintenance, and is building liaisons with local schools to encourage young people to take an interest in nature he has been instrumental in initiating new projects within the community.   Robin is very approachable and is happy to give advice on “Common Knowledge”.

Revenue:  All profit from the car park goes towards Common maintenance, Alnmouth village community projects, local charitable giving and individual bursaries and grants,

  1.   Many of our younger villagers have experienced life changing adventures over the years with a  helping hand from the Burgage Holders.
  2.    In the past we have, amongst other things  – donated towards the Parish Council event marquee, sponsored the Art Festival mini bus – This year it is the centenary celebration of  http://alnmouthwi.co.uk  they are planting a commemorative oak tree on the Common with viewing benches, and hope to include a specially made stained glass window as part of the ongoing Hindmarsh Hall refurbishment –  one of the many projects we are contributing to this year.
  3.      http://hospicecare-nn.org.uk  are among our favourite worth while causes in our annual charitable giving list.