ONE of the town's last bastions of free parking is signalling the end of the good times.

For years the car park behind Barclays at 181-183 High Road Epping provided a place for shoppers and visitors to Epping to park free of charge.

At an undisclosed point in the coming weeks it will become a controlled car park with short stay only for up to 30 minutes.

Signage will be erected in the car park to notify motorists of this change.