There is only a limited amount of car parking in the village, so the village can get very congested in the summer. To alleviate this, there is a Temporary Village Car Park in a field near the mill pond, just as you enter the village from Trumpington. We encourage all visitors to use it, when it is open.
The car park is open for 28 days of the year (under planning rules). We open it on most sunny Sundays, and some very sunny Saturdays, between Easter and the end of September, and on the Bank Holiday Mondays. We open it on sunny days only because
- that tends to be when there are the most cars, as visitors come to the pubs and tea-rooms, and to walk along the Meadows and round the village; and
- the parking is on a grass field, so we need it to be dry.
Because the car park opening days are dependent on the weather, we decide on the day whether or not to open it, so it’s not possible to know in advance.
We charge £2 per car. All the proceeds, after costs, are donated to village good causes. These have included the Church, the Scouts & Cubs, the Women’s Institute, the Mothers’ Union, the Community Centre, the Drama Society, improvements to the footpaths, and other village activities.
The Car Park is operated by the Parochial Church Council. Further details: Francis Burkitt, francis.burkitt[at]btinternet.com, 840128