COLCHESTER Council is celebrating after winning an award for its refurbishment of a car park.

The very best of parking management was celebrated at the British Parking Awards 2019 where the North and South Essex Parking Partnerships scooped three glass trophies.

The NEPP and Colchester Council won the Car Parks: Special Projects Award for the refurbishment of Priory Street car park with support from English Heritage and Colchester and Ipswich Museums.

The car park, which was refurbished in 2016, now has improved surfacing, improved landscaping and architectural lighting to celebrate the surrounding Roman Wall.

Mike Lilley, councillor responsible for planning, public safety and licensing, said: “I’m extremely pleased Colchester Council and the NEPP’s hard work has been recognised at the awards.

“This investment in our car parks supports both the borough’s economic growth and enables Colchester to make more of its great heritage and culture.”

The NEPP also scooped the Parking Partnerships Award.