STOURBRIDGE'S Ryemarket car park has re-opened today (Wednesday October 28) after the completion of repairs to the fire damaged building.

The car park, which serves Waitrose supermarket and the shopping centre, was closed due to a fire in early September, which caused around £20,000 worth of damage.

Stourbridge News: The damage caused by the fireThe damage caused by the fire

Repair works and testing, however, have now been completed and the car park reopened today.

The Ryemarket is the main car park for the town centre, and with limited parking on the High Street due to Covid-19 measures social distancing measures in place.

Council bosses say the reopening of the multi-storey car park will benefit shoppers and businesses.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, Dudley Council's cabinet member for environmental, highways and street services, said: "We’ve worked hard to get the car park open and safe for users after the fire earlier last month.

"We know people really value being able to park in town to help them with their shopping. I’m really glad that we’ve been able to get it open and working to help people with their shopping and hopefully bring more business into the town centres for our traders and businesses."