PARKING restrictions will be enforced from next month over safety concerns near a country park.

Bucks County Council (BCC) is introducing new 'no stopping' restrictions along Uxbridge Road near Black Park in Wexham after cars were parking on the grass verges of the busy dual carriageway.

The council has also increased the capacity at the park's car park in Black Park Road by 140 spaces as visitor numbers have nearly trebled over the last 15 years to 896,000 in 2015/16.

Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: "Keeping all road users safe is my main goal, and getting people to park in the right places will go a long way to help with this.

"Black Park is a great place to go, with plenty of great value parking available."

Warren Whyte, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, added: "These changes are being made to encourage people to come and make the most of this great outdoor facility. The extra spaces in the car park will make a great difference."

New wooden posts, to deter parking, will be installed on the verges, along with signs detailing the parking restrictions. The restrictions come into effect in September, with signs in place within a few weeks. During installation a lane will be closed.