Two of the jewels in the crown of the National Trust English Riviera, Coleton Fishacre and Greenway, are introducing car parking charges for non-National Trust members from March 2016 onwards. The parking charges will go to directly support the conservation work at these two special places, which have seen visitor numbers increasing to over 200,000 a year between them. As a charity, the National Trust is committed to caring for special places for ever, for everyone, and the introduction of car parking charges for non-National Trust members is one way in which funds will be raised to carry this out.
Gary Calland, General Manager for the National Trust English Riviera portfolio said: ‘If we do not act now Coleton Fishacre and Greenway could become victims of their own success – more and more people are choosing to visit both places, which is terrific, but we need to ensure that we have the funds available to protect them and are able to carry out the necessary conservation work required. Growing visitor numbers have increased the wear and tear on the properties; funds raised through car parking charges will be used for conservation projects such as restoring paths in Coleton Fishacre garden and restoring Greenway’s Vinery.’
For members of the National Trust parking will remain free of charge, as with all the hundreds of National Trust car parks and properties across the country. At Coleton Fishacre the parking charge for non-National Trust members will be £1 per hour up to three hours, or £4 to stay all day. At Greenway, where parking spaces must be booked in advance online or by phone, the parking charge will be £3 per parking session. Members will just need to show their membership card to the car park attendant and display a car parking sticker in their car. If you are interested in becoming a member and enjoying the many benefits of National Trust membership, including free car parking, the teams in Visitor Reception at Coleton Fishacre and Greenway will be happy to help, and you can find out more on the National Trust’s website.Follow