WORK to create a temporary car park for shoppers in Manningtree has been completed.

Tendring Council’s contractors, Promac Surfacing, have finished marking out a new layout for the town’s Market Square transforming it into a new temporary car park.

Council leader Peter Halliday said he is delighted the project, for use on non-market days, has been completed.

“I want to make it very clear that this is very much a temporary measure which will be reviewed once the new Tesco supermarket has been built in Manningtree,” he said.

A pair of low level black gates, more in keeping with the local environment, were provided at the request of Manningtree Town Council as opposed to a yellow height barrier put forward as part of the original design.

There is also a new access to the car park on Brook Street to create a safer entry point for drivers.