Sandringham Estate free parking verges closed and visitors directed to pay-and-displays
Work is now under way on the Sandringham estate to seal off the remaining grass-verge free parking areas at the junction of Scotch Belt and Folly Hill.
Now all the verge free parking has been closed off, apart from on Folly Hill near to the old scenic drive entrance, which has only space for a few cars.
Free car parking is available for a duration of 30 minutes in the official car park, then payment is £3.50 for up to two hours, £5 for up to four hours and £7 all day and open from 6am to 9pm after which the barrier will be locked.
There are two car parks at Sandringham, the North and West car parks. The North car park is where the coach and also the disabled parking facilities are situated, this is the nearest car park to the Courtyard where facilities can be found along with the Terrace Café and Sandringham Shop.
The car parking system is an automated number plate recognition system so visitors are required to enter their vehicle registration number at one of the two payment points prior to exiting the car park.
The system then works out how long visitors have parked for and displays the appropriate fee which can be paid by card or cash or the Glide App once paid you have 20 minutes to drive up to the barrier at the exit, which will recognise that you have paid, raise and allow you to exit.
If people purchase an annual membership they can enjoy full use of the facilities all year around as members are entitled to a range of discounts and benefits.
The blocking of the verges has also affected the mountain bike trails where previous access through the woods on local trails once was plus for road cyclists there is little space to pull over on to the grass for passing cars if needed.