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Archaeological dig in Aylesbury town centre

Archived press release

Date Published: 02/08/10

A small number of car parking spaces will be lost in Aylesbury town centre while Thames Valley Archaeological Services carry out a dig in the Exchange Street car park.

The dig starts on Thursday 5 August and is being carried out as a precursor to the proposed supermarket and hotel development on the south side of Exchange Street. It is expected the work will take up to one week, depending on what is found.

Two trenches are to be dug in the car park to see if there are any indications of historic activity on the site which might merit further investigation.

Around 26 spaces will be cordoned off to allow work on the first trench to take place. The second trench will result in the temporary loss of 13 spaces.

Only one trench will be excavated at a time and will be reinstated prior to the next trench being dug.

Alternative long-stay car parks are available throughout the town, including Walton Street, Friarscroft and Hampden House. Resident permit holders are reminded that they may use their permits in the Civic Centre car park.

For further information regarding parking in Aylesbury town centre visit or call 01296 585381.

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