The council has revealed that there is now a new entrance to a car park at Arrow Valley Country Park. 

The work on Battens Drive Car Park is part of ongoing infrastructure improvements at Arrow Valley with the new entrance no longer being opposite the access to Lidl car park but higher up. 

This has made it "easier to get in and out and improving the flow of traffic". 

This includes improved access to the park and the supermarket car parks. 

A spokesperson for Redditch Borough Council said: "There is now a new entrance to Battens Drive Car Park, as part of the infrastructure improvements at Arrow Valley.

"The changes appear to have worked very well, making it easier to get in and out and improving the flow of traffic into the park and the supermarket car parks."

Redditch Borough Council's car park improvement scheme started in April with the car park off Battens Drive opposite Lidl and the car parks closest to the visitor centre and next to Stitch Meadow undergoing extension and improvement works.

The road that connects the two areas was also set to be widened with a layby added to ease the flow of traffic. 

Several trees and bushes were cleared earlier in March, outside of the nesting season, in preparation for the council’s contractors at Kelbec to begin the first phase of the work.

The first phase of the work took place opposite the visitor centre with the addition of nine new spaces in the parking area currently for disabled use only.

There were also 24 extra spaces added to the car park which backs onto Stitch Meadow. 

The works will finish with the closure of the old entrance, relining work, fencing and the installation of a new height barrier. 

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