Residents are chuffed that the North Quay car park in Weymouth has re-opened following the demolition of the old council offices - especially because it's so cheap.

Despite teething issues on reopening day yesterday - the card reader on the ticket machine wasn't working and it was not listed on the JustPark app so it was cash only - visitors were generally pleased to be able to use the car park again.

It was closed following the demolition of the former Weymouth and Portland Borough Council offices over the winter. The site re-opened on Friday, May 10 with an additional 42 spaces. Perhaps even better, the ticket price is less than half of the other nearby Dorset Council car parks.

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Katy Oliver from Broadmayne has a boat in the marina. She said: "We have been waiting for it to re-open.

"It has been a bit of a faff to get to (the marina) if you aren't local, and it is good the building is gone because it was an eyesore."

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Steve Green often visits the area in his campervan. He said: "It is cheaper than all the other ones around here and easier to get in and out of. We have been parking up at the Nothe Fort because it is cheaper as I won't pay the extortionate prices in the town. It is good for Weymouth to have a car park that is reasonably priced.

"It would have been nice if they increased the size of the bays."

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Dorset Echo: Steve Green with his partnerSteve Green with his partner (Image: Cristiano Magaglio)

David Brewer, from Dorchester, said: "I think it is wonderful, as good as any I have tried. It is good for going into the harbour.

"It is cheaper than the ones in town, but it won't be too long before they put it up."

Alice Connor said: "I think there could be more planting, but I am glad there are more spaces."

One car park user who did not wish to be named said: "All the car parks should be this price. I know a lot of my neighbours won't come into town because of the price. 

"We can't let holidaymakers find out about this."

The cost to park has not changed from before it closed - ranging from 50p for 30 minutes to £6 for 10 hours. Payment can be made by cash or card, or by using the online app.

Dorset Echo: The price board is unchanged from before the demolitionThe price board is unchanged from before the demolition (Image: Cristiano Magaglio)

A spokesperson for Dorset Council said on Friday: "There was an issue with the app but it is now working. We are having a look into the card problem- it appears to be intermittent as we have had several payments today This will be rectified shortly."

A small part of the car park will remain closed off until July for contractors working to rebuild the harbour wall. 

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