Money grabbing works will begin ‘in the coming weeks’ to install barriers at the RSPB car park in Marshside – to turn it into a ticketed car park which will close at 5pm each day.

OTS revealed in May that plans to introduce fees at the RSPB’s Marine Drive car park had been given the go-ahead by Sefton Council.

The car park is currently free to use for motorists but under the proposals, fees will be introduced through the use of a ‘solar powered’ ticket machine. The new parking fees will only apply to non-members of the society.