Dursley Town Council have announced that the long-stay car park on Long Street, that has been under construction since mid 2018, is officially open.

The council released a statement on their website revealing that the public were now able to use the site after some delays.

The new car park will be free to use and vehicles will be able to stay for 23 hours in a 24-hour period.

In the statement, they said: "Dursley Town Council are pleased to announce that the new Long Stay car park at Long Street is now open for the public to use."

The restrictions for the car park will be enforced by an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera which will record all vehicle movements into and out of the car park.

Cllr Symon Ackroyd, Chair of the Car Park Committee said "although it has taking longer than we originally anticipated, I am pleased that we are now able to open the car park."

The car park was originally set to open late last month, but there were some delays due to an amendment being made to the planning proposal for the site.

That meant the planning process had to be started again.

There will be an official council opening next week.