More parking to be offered at Mintlyn

GV of Mintlyn Crematorium King's Lynn
GV of Mintlyn Crematorium King's Lynn

Extra parking is set to be provided at Lynn’s Mintlyn Crematorium in a bid to address road safety concerns around the site.

Up to 20 new places could be provided at the site, while officials are also looking at ways of improving areas which are used as additional, informal parking areas.

At present, the crematorium has 76 formal parking spaces for visitors, plus another 12 informal areas which drivers are able to access.

A report by Kathy Mellish, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for human resources, facilities and shared services, said the current work had been triggered by safety issues in the area.

She said: “There is hopefully the possibility of adding a further 20 spaces, which at the last count would clear the majority of cars from the roadside edge when we have a large gathering at the site.

“This would be a very positive step to ensure safety of visitors to the crematorium, and when plans are finalised I will be able to confirm the actual numbers.”

The main entrance to the crematorium is off the B1145, which links Lynn with Gayton and has been the subject of wider road safety concerns .

Although a 50 miles per hour speed limit does apply around Bawsey and Ashwicken, it does not apply to the Mintlyn area. There have also been calls for it to be further reduced.