Car park aims to help on-street vehicle problems

A NEW car park is being created in a Rotherham village to ease traffic problems.

Harley will have the new facility opposite the Harley Village Mission Rooms community centre after teamwork between MP John Healey, residents, Rotherham Council and landowners Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estates.

The Mission Rooms are a focal point for the community and often hold events, but the building had no car park and vehicles would have to park on the main road running through the village.

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But a new car park is now being created to help ease congestion in the area after the Harley Village Mission Rooms Trust contacted John to help.

Wentworth & Dearne MP Mr Healey said: “It’s great to see that work is finally underway on the new car park for Harley Mission Rooms.

“The community has been looking for a solution to parking in the area for some time and I was happy to help and bring the Council, Wentworth Estates and local residents together to find a solution.

“The new car park will be a real benefit to the village and helps support the fantastic community events that the Harley Mission Rooms Trust put on for people in the area.”

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The new car park will also feature wildflowers, which have been planted by local volunteers.

Cynthia Shaw, chair of Harley Village Mission Rooms Trust, said: “I’d like to thank everyone that's been involved in creating the car park from those who've carried out the works to the volunteers who've lent a hand in planting wildflowers.”