Match day parking is in the firing line

Coun Mark Dempsey

Coun Mark Dempsey

First published in News by

FOR years, football fans and commuters avoiding town centre parking charges have clogged up roads and driveways in the Old Walcot area.

But residents can look forward to the beginning of the end of the problem now the results of a consultation held earlier this year have been revealed, which could see a number of measures put in place.

Coun Mark Dempsey (Lab, Walcot and Park North), pictured, who has been working closely with residents and other councillors to try to tackle the issue over a number of years, said: “Parking is a particular problem in the ward, particularly in the Old Walcot area, and I consulted residents on this particular issue as to what kinds of changes they wanted to see.

“We have just really been in the last month collating the responses from the latest consultation, and there is a large number of different opinions as to what should be done.

“Residents in the Cumberland Road and Burford Avenue area in West Walcot expressed a preference for limited time waiting measures.

“Another proportion of residents preferred to have a residents’ parking scheme.

“The majority in West Walcot though wanted things to stay the way they are, or to have more yellow lines.”

Now work will be carried out to assess what measures can most practically be put in place.

Coun Dempsey has been working on solving the problem since he first approached residents about the issue several years ago.

He said: “The main issue is football fans but it is mainly commuters who park in West Walcot and walk into town rather than pay for town centre parking.

“When I first approached residents they made it clear it was a really big issue in the area, and at times a huge inconvenience.

“Sometimes residents would come home to find somebody had parked their car across their driveway. Other times people park on the corners which is a danger.

“At the same time there are people in Walcot who are not affected by these issues and don’t want there to be any change.”

Residents have been consulted on a number of occasions during the past few months to ask them what measures they would like to see introduced.

There have also been public exhibitions held at the County Ground and at Lainesmead School where residents could find out more.

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8:11am Wed 9 Jul 14

mrwoo says...

I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month.
Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.
I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month. Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east. mrwoo
  • Score: -12

8:58am Wed 9 Jul 14

nigelej says...

mrwoo wrote:
I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month.
Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.
My mum lives on the other side who is 85 and as never been a free loader suggest you rethink your words it makes you look worse than any one over the other side there are loads of good honest working people living in that area . The trouble with this country it seams the haves are far more jealous of the have nots but then we are a conservative town .
[quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month. Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.[/p][/quote]My mum lives on the other side who is 85 and as never been a free loader suggest you rethink your words it makes you look worse than any one over the other side there are loads of good honest working people living in that area . The trouble with this country it seams the haves are far more jealous of the have nots but then we are a conservative town . nigelej
  • Score: 8

9:48am Wed 9 Jul 14

mrwoo says...

So mummy hasn't been receiving subsidized rent for the last 50 years?
So mummy hasn't been receiving subsidized rent for the last 50 years? mrwoo
  • Score: -1

10:02am Wed 9 Jul 14

nigelej says...

mrwoo wrote:
So mummy hasn't been receiving subsidized rent for the last 50 years?
No see hasn't my dad worked all his life in the gas works and provided will for her . And never received a penny of benefits . People like you who judge everyone the same . Should look at what you have and be greatful not envious of the less fortunate . An apology would be nice but bet it want be forthcoming .
[quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: So mummy hasn't been receiving subsidized rent for the last 50 years?[/p][/quote]No see hasn't my dad worked all his life in the gas works and provided will for her . And never received a penny of benefits . People like you who judge everyone the same . Should look at what you have and be greatful not envious of the less fortunate . An apology would be nice but bet it want be forthcoming . nigelej
  • Score: 4

11:06am Wed 9 Jul 14

trolley dolley says...

mrwoo wrote:
I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month.
Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.
What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo.

I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use.

People are people where ever they live.
[quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month. Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.[/p][/quote]What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo. I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use. People are people where ever they live. trolley dolley
  • Score: 8

11:12am Wed 9 Jul 14

nigelej says...

trolley dolley wrote:
mrwoo wrote:
I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month.
Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.
What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo.

I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use.

People are people where ever they live.
Thank you it goes to show how ignorant people can be .so nice to see someone else commenting on his vile comments . Mind he was like most people was probably brought up in a council house .
[quote][p][bold]trolley dolley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month. Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.[/p][/quote]What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo. I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use. People are people where ever they live.[/p][/quote]Thank you it goes to show how ignorant people can be .so nice to see someone else commenting on his vile comments . Mind he was like most people was probably brought up in a council house . nigelej
  • Score: -2

11:12am Wed 9 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

A residents parking scheme I'd think would be the way forward.
Mr woo posts for a reaction and a lot if the time he is funny when he does. Not this time though.
A residents parking scheme I'd think would be the way forward. Mr woo posts for a reaction and a lot if the time he is funny when he does. Not this time though. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 1

11:16am Wed 9 Jul 14

Sir Fawn Maker says...

It's obviously going to be more of a problem in Old Walcot than Walcot, for two reasons.

Firstly, this being Swindon, they're clearly not going to walk any further than they have to and OW is a lot closer.

Secondly, in OW there's more of a chance that when they come back, the car is still going to be there and in one piece.

BTW, this is not snobbery - I live in Park South
It's obviously going to be more of a problem in Old Walcot than Walcot, for two reasons. Firstly, this being Swindon, they're clearly not going to walk any further than they have to and OW is a lot closer. Secondly, in OW there's more of a chance that when they come back, the car is still going to be there and in one piece. BTW, this is not snobbery - I live in Park South Sir Fawn Maker
  • Score: 14

11:16am Wed 9 Jul 14

andawynck says...

Broadgreen was a parking problem area in the 1950's ref: STFC.
It appears that parking will always be a problem on match days - Walcot solved will mean problems farther out. Time to think of multi-storey in the car park and on the green in Shrivenham Rd. Perhaps next to Ambulance station could sell a piece of Land?
Mr Woo - you cannot wear 2 coats so give one away.
Broadgreen was a parking problem area in the 1950's ref: STFC. It appears that parking will always be a problem on match days - Walcot solved will mean problems farther out. Time to think of multi-storey in the car park and on the green in Shrivenham Rd. Perhaps next to Ambulance station could sell a piece of Land? Mr Woo - you cannot wear 2 coats so give one away. andawynck
  • Score: 1

11:20am Wed 9 Jul 14

cfa says...

mrwoo wrote:
I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month.
Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.
Does your chauffeur manage to park OK though?
[quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month. Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.[/p][/quote]Does your chauffeur manage to park OK though? cfa
  • Score: 2

11:43am Wed 9 Jul 14

BCDR99 says...

We need to do a complete review of how people move around this town. Clearly using cars all of the time is not working. The buses need to be better and need to recognise the peaks in demand, such as a football match. More cycling facilities need to be provided. Use the park and ride facilities as well.
What's the point in building a huge car park near the County Ground that is going to stand empty for the majority of the time? Unless of course, STFC want to pay for it.
We need to do a complete review of how people move around this town. Clearly using cars all of the time is not working. The buses need to be better and need to recognise the peaks in demand, such as a football match. More cycling facilities need to be provided. Use the park and ride facilities as well. What's the point in building a huge car park near the County Ground that is going to stand empty for the majority of the time? Unless of course, STFC want to pay for it. BCDR99
  • Score: 1

11:55am Wed 9 Jul 14

jonesc1a says...

Leave well alone - the single line parking restriction on match days is not enforced now so why add more restrictions?
I asked the council how many people complained about the parking issue. They replied they didn't know. so why is the council wasting time , effort and resources ? Listen to the majority and do nothing.
I have cars parking outside my home in Old Walcot most days for
people working at Lainesmead school and football days. No problem , when I moved to the area 38 years ago expected this. Cars don't park there every hour of the day.
I did report a car business was using the Old Walcot estate to store their cars which could be affect the review of parking in the area. My reply from the council was all about planning enforcement and not a parking issue.
Any changes to the existing parking structure would just move the problem on other areas as I have stated to the council.
Also resident may have dropped kerb's installed so they can park their cars on their properties. The number of parking space will then be reduced causing more problems.
Just leave Old Walcot alone and do something more useful like putting the pedestrian crossings back at Regent Circus and installing a roundabout at Whale Bridge.
Leave well alone - the single line parking restriction on match days is not enforced now so why add more restrictions? I asked the council how many people complained about the parking issue. They replied they didn't know. so why is the council wasting time , effort and resources ? Listen to the majority and do nothing. I have cars parking outside my home in Old Walcot most days for people working at Lainesmead school and football days. No problem , when I moved to the area 38 years ago expected this. Cars don't park there every hour of the day. I did report a car business was using the Old Walcot estate to store their cars which could be affect the review of parking in the area. My reply from the council was all about planning enforcement and not a parking issue. Any changes to the existing parking structure would just move the problem on other areas as I have stated to the council. Also resident may have dropped kerb's installed so they can park their cars on their properties. The number of parking space will then be reduced causing more problems. Just leave Old Walcot alone and do something more useful like putting the pedestrian crossings back at Regent Circus and installing a roundabout at Whale Bridge. jonesc1a
  • Score: 8

12:51pm Wed 9 Jul 14

SlantedView says...

jonesc1a wrote:
Leave well alone - the single line parking restriction on match days is not enforced now so why add more restrictions? I asked the council how many people complained about the parking issue. They replied they didn't know. so why is the council wasting time , effort and resources ? Listen to the majority and do nothing. I have cars parking outside my home in Old Walcot most days for people working at Lainesmead school and football days. No problem , when I moved to the area 38 years ago expected this. Cars don't park there every hour of the day. I did report a car business was using the Old Walcot estate to store their cars which could be affect the review of parking in the area. My reply from the council was all about planning enforcement and not a parking issue. Any changes to the existing parking structure would just move the problem on other areas as I have stated to the council. Also resident may have dropped kerb's installed so they can park their cars on their properties. The number of parking space will then be reduced causing more problems. Just leave Old Walcot alone and do something more useful like putting the pedestrian crossings back at Regent Circus and installing a roundabout at Whale Bridge.
Finally.. some sense!

I too live in Old Walcot and expect the roads to be busier on match days. It's one of those things in life. Can be annoying for 2 hours or so, but in the main.. really not a problem. Certainly not one the council can afford to waste money on!

In an ideal world, they would use a car park and walk the short distance to the County Ground to help burn some of those calories from their diabese ridden, obese a*ses, instead of putting the money towards a half time ginsters... but then it isn't one is it!
[quote][p][bold]jonesc1a[/bold] wrote: Leave well alone - the single line parking restriction on match days is not enforced now so why add more restrictions? I asked the council how many people complained about the parking issue. They replied they didn't know. so why is the council wasting time , effort and resources ? Listen to the majority and do nothing. I have cars parking outside my home in Old Walcot most days for people working at Lainesmead school and football days. No problem , when I moved to the area 38 years ago expected this. Cars don't park there every hour of the day. I did report a car business was using the Old Walcot estate to store their cars which could be affect the review of parking in the area. My reply from the council was all about planning enforcement and not a parking issue. Any changes to the existing parking structure would just move the problem on other areas as I have stated to the council. Also resident may have dropped kerb's installed so they can park their cars on their properties. The number of parking space will then be reduced causing more problems. Just leave Old Walcot alone and do something more useful like putting the pedestrian crossings back at Regent Circus and installing a roundabout at Whale Bridge.[/p][/quote]Finally.. some sense! I too live in Old Walcot and expect the roads to be busier on match days. It's one of those things in life. Can be annoying for 2 hours or so, but in the main.. really not a problem. Certainly not one the council can afford to waste money on! In an ideal world, they would use a car park and walk the short distance to the County Ground to help burn some of those calories from their diabese ridden, obese a*ses, instead of putting the money towards a half time ginsters... but then it isn't one is it! SlantedView
  • Score: 7

12:51pm Wed 9 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

nigelej wrote:
trolley dolley wrote:
mrwoo wrote:
I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month.
Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.
What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo.

I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use.

People are people where ever they live.
Thank you it goes to show how ignorant people can be .so nice to see someone else commenting on his vile comments . Mind he was like most people was probably brought up in a council house .
In which case they have had subsidised rent whether they pay "full" rent or not, it is still kept artificially low and more than half of the income received by the council for rents is in housing benefit that runs the service they receive. People who "pay their rent" in council properties are still being subsidised by the tax payer.

But agree there is no need for those sorts of comments. We all make our choice as to how we live our lives and how much we contribute or not or expect to receive or not from society.
[quote][p][bold]nigelej[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trolley dolley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month. Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.[/p][/quote]What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo. I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use. People are people where ever they live.[/p][/quote]Thank you it goes to show how ignorant people can be .so nice to see someone else commenting on his vile comments . Mind he was like most people was probably brought up in a council house .[/p][/quote]In which case they have had subsidised rent whether they pay "full" rent or not, it is still kept artificially low and more than half of the income received by the council for rents is in housing benefit that runs the service they receive. People who "pay their rent" in council properties are still being subsidised by the tax payer. But agree there is no need for those sorts of comments. We all make our choice as to how we live our lives and how much we contribute or not or expect to receive or not from society. house on the hill
  • Score: -2

1:10pm Wed 9 Jul 14

mowgli says...

I live in Old Walcot and am totally opposed to any parking restrictions. I take issue with the quote in this article "Residents have been consulted on a number of occasions during the past few months ..." The residents have been asked for their views TWICE and were only asked a second time because Dempsey and his New Labour cronies didn't get the mandate they wanted. In the first survey there was an overwhelming response of 'do nothing' but they went ahead and conducted a second survey anyway at the taxpayers expense. Dempsey and his mates were nowhere to be seen when the second exhibition was held at Lainesmead. £20K to paint some yellow lines on the road? Give me £10K and I'll do it myself with a brush and tin of yellow paint.
I live in Old Walcot and am totally opposed to any parking restrictions. I take issue with the quote in this article "Residents have been consulted on a number of occasions during the past few months ..." The residents have been asked for their views TWICE and were only asked a second time because Dempsey and his New Labour cronies didn't get the mandate they wanted. In the first survey there was an overwhelming response of 'do nothing' but they went ahead and conducted a second survey anyway at the taxpayers expense. Dempsey and his mates were nowhere to be seen when the second exhibition was held at Lainesmead. £20K to paint some yellow lines on the road? Give me £10K and I'll do it myself with a brush and tin of yellow paint. mowgli
  • Score: 10

6:11pm Wed 9 Jul 14

nigelej says...

house on the hill wrote:
nigelej wrote:
trolley dolley wrote:
mrwoo wrote:
I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month.
Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.
What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo.

I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use.

People are people where ever they live.
Thank you it goes to show how ignorant people can be .so nice to see someone else commenting on his vile comments . Mind he was like most people was probably brought up in a council house .
In which case they have had subsidised rent whether they pay "full" rent or not, it is still kept artificially low and more than half of the income received by the council for rents is in housing benefit that runs the service they receive. People who "pay their rent" in council properties are still being subsidised by the tax payer.

But agree there is no need for those sorts of comments. We all make our choice as to how we live our lives and how much we contribute or not or expect to receive or not from society.
You may be surprised to know how many people actually own there homes in Walcott . I live in a lovely country village with several millionaires and not one person in the village would judge another we don't care where people live weather they rent or are buying . We acknowledge life is for enjoying if we can . Those comments that were made at the top of the comments were a disgrace and not needed
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigelej[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trolley dolley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month. Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.[/p][/quote]What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo. I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use. People are people where ever they live.[/p][/quote]Thank you it goes to show how ignorant people can be .so nice to see someone else commenting on his vile comments . Mind he was like most people was probably brought up in a council house .[/p][/quote]In which case they have had subsidised rent whether they pay "full" rent or not, it is still kept artificially low and more than half of the income received by the council for rents is in housing benefit that runs the service they receive. People who "pay their rent" in council properties are still being subsidised by the tax payer. But agree there is no need for those sorts of comments. We all make our choice as to how we live our lives and how much we contribute or not or expect to receive or not from society.[/p][/quote]You may be surprised to know how many people actually own there homes in Walcott . I live in a lovely country village with several millionaires and not one person in the village would judge another we don't care where people live weather they rent or are buying . We acknowledge life is for enjoying if we can . Those comments that were made at the top of the comments were a disgrace and not needed nigelej
  • Score: 3

6:11pm Wed 9 Jul 14

nigelej says...

house on the hill wrote:
nigelej wrote:
trolley dolley wrote:
mrwoo wrote:
I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month.
Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.
What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo.

I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use.

People are people where ever they live.
Thank you it goes to show how ignorant people can be .so nice to see someone else commenting on his vile comments . Mind he was like most people was probably brought up in a council house .
In which case they have had subsidised rent whether they pay "full" rent or not, it is still kept artificially low and more than half of the income received by the council for rents is in housing benefit that runs the service they receive. People who "pay their rent" in council properties are still being subsidised by the tax payer.

But agree there is no need for those sorts of comments. We all make our choice as to how we live our lives and how much we contribute or not or expect to receive or not from society.
You may be surprised to know how many people actually own there homes in Walcott . I live in a lovely country village with several millionaires and not one person in the village would judge another we don't care where people live weather they rent or are buying . We acknowledge life is for enjoying if we can . Those comments that were made at the top of the comments were a disgrace and not needed
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nigelej[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trolley dolley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: I own two houses in Old Walcot and knew before I bought them there would be more traffic 2 weekends a month. Oh and it's Old Walcot and Walcot. It differentiates from us middle class tax payers in the west and the freeloaders in the east.[/p][/quote]What a nasty, idiotic and frankly unacceptable comment from mrwoo. I live in a large 4 bedroomed house and consider myself very lucky to do so, but I would never, ever, use the sort of remarks mrwoo chooses to use. People are people where ever they live.[/p][/quote]Thank you it goes to show how ignorant people can be .so nice to see someone else commenting on his vile comments . Mind he was like most people was probably brought up in a council house .[/p][/quote]In which case they have had subsidised rent whether they pay "full" rent or not, it is still kept artificially low and more than half of the income received by the council for rents is in housing benefit that runs the service they receive. People who "pay their rent" in council properties are still being subsidised by the tax payer. But agree there is no need for those sorts of comments. We all make our choice as to how we live our lives and how much we contribute or not or expect to receive or not from society.[/p][/quote]You may be surprised to know how many people actually own there homes in Walcott . I live in a lovely country village with several millionaires and not one person in the village would judge another we don't care where people live weather they rent or are buying . We acknowledge life is for enjoying if we can . Those comments that were made at the top of the comments were a disgrace and not needed nigelej
  • Score: 0

8:29pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Davey Gravey says...

First house I bought was in the estate people like to run down above. My neighbour on one side was council and the rest of the row was all privately owned. I no longer live there but prefer the neighbours I had then to those I do now in a more affluent area with bigger houses.
People just make sweeping stupid judgements on here all the time.
First house I bought was in the estate people like to run down above. My neighbour on one side was council and the rest of the row was all privately owned. I no longer live there but prefer the neighbours I had then to those I do now in a more affluent area with bigger houses. People just make sweeping stupid judgements on here all the time. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

somwal25 says...

the problem will all ways be there what ever the council decide the best option is to move the football club. best place would be blundson abbey. they could share the new stadium with the speedway, greyhound racing and the athletics track. the road system is good there is a large car park allready there plus spare land by the old motorola building to expand the car park. but the nimbys at st andrews ridge would have a fit. they all ready complain about the noise from the speedway
the problem will all ways be there what ever the council decide the best option is to move the football club. best place would be blundson abbey. they could share the new stadium with the speedway, greyhound racing and the athletics track. the road system is good there is a large car park allready there plus spare land by the old motorola building to expand the car park. but the nimbys at st andrews ridge would have a fit. they all ready complain about the noise from the speedway somwal25
  • Score: -2

10:59pm Wed 9 Jul 14

bowlerc67 says...

I am disabled and I used to live in a small one bed flat on Somerville Road. Opposite the old Bulldog pub..... yes I am on benefits not through my choice, at the moment I'm having tests for bowel cancer! Not that I am justifying my life for the sake of mrwoo (vile)...... just saying that Somerville road was always packed on match day........ it was so packed I couldn't have visitors with cars lol but I coped....as when I moved there I knew the county ground was up the road. I have been saying for a long time that it needs more parking for the fans!!!!!.....peace and hugs
I am disabled and I used to live in a small one bed flat on Somerville Road. Opposite the old Bulldog pub..... yes I am on benefits not through my choice, at the moment I'm having tests for bowel cancer! Not that I am justifying my life for the sake of mrwoo (vile)...... just saying that Somerville road was always packed on match day........ it was so packed I couldn't have visitors with cars lol but I coped....as when I moved there I knew the county ground was up the road. I have been saying for a long time that it needs more parking for the fans!!!!!.....peace and hugs bowlerc67
  • Score: 2

8:53am Thu 10 Jul 14

coops300 says...

Parking at the Ambulance station is a no no. We have limited parking for staff, and then the public park in there. this also puts the public at risk as the Ambulances then cant get back onto station to restock. The council needs to look at other places for the fans to park. Why not use the park and rides?
Parking at the Ambulance station is a no no. We have limited parking for staff, and then the public park in there. this also puts the public at risk as the Ambulances then cant get back onto station to restock. The council needs to look at other places for the fans to park. Why not use the park and rides? coops300
  • Score: 0

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