PARKING charges come into force at a country park from next week.

Colchester Council is introducing fees at the Highwoods Turner Road car park from Monday.

Parking for p to two hours on weekdays will cost 50 pence, between two and four hours £2, and more than four hours will cost £4.

Weekends and bank holidays will be 50 pence for up to two hours and £2 for more than two hours.

The Chanterelle car park will remain free to all users.

Money raised from the scheme will be invested back into Highwoods County Park.

A short stay season ticket costing £50 is available.

For more information or for a season ticket contact