Match day traffic scrutinised

The County Ground, home of Swindon Town

The County Ground, home of Swindon Town

First published in News

A PARKING survey looking at Swindon Town match day traffic in Walcot is being repeated by Swindon Council.

Last August a consultation was held, presenting four different options to tackle the long-standing issue of parked vehicles clogging up roads and driveways when the Robins play at the County Ground.

The new survey is to take into account a fifth option which has been added.

Four of the options would create bills running into tens of thousands of pounds, with the other option to do nothing.

Introducing a two-hour waiting limit for part of the day to deter commuter parking is the new option, at a cost of £63,000.

Extending double yellow lines at junctions in Walcot would cost £20,000.

There are two options based around parking permits for residents.

One would be to make the area a residents’ permit-only zone from Monday to Saturday between 8am and 10pm, at a cost of £40,000.

The other is to introduce a residents’ only zone for match days, or other events at the County Ground, at a cost of £75,000, with electronic signs an optional extra for a further £45,000.

Detailed drawings of the options will be on display at Lainesmead School on Thursday and Friday for anyone interested in seeing or wishing to comment on the plans.

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12:30pm Tue 25 Mar 14

From Swindon And Proud says...

GRR!! Just re-open the stupid park and ride for pete's sake! Its already there, needs no building and the you just need to put on a few buses on match days! They manage it from Nationwide for the polo ground fireworks, why not this!!!
GRR!! Just re-open the stupid park and ride for pete's sake! Its already there, needs no building and the you just need to put on a few buses on match days! They manage it from Nationwide for the polo ground fireworks, why not this!!! From Swindon And Proud
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1:10pm Tue 25 Mar 14

SlantedView says...

From Swindon And Proud wrote:
GRR!! Just re-open the stupid park and ride for pete's sake! Its already there, needs no building and the you just need to put on a few buses on match days! They manage it from Nationwide for the polo ground fireworks, why not this!!!
It's too sensible an idea!

The council will 'address' the problem by creating a problem somewhere else.
[quote][p][bold]From Swindon And Proud[/bold] wrote: GRR!! Just re-open the stupid park and ride for pete's sake! Its already there, needs no building and the you just need to put on a few buses on match days! They manage it from Nationwide for the polo ground fireworks, why not this!!![/p][/quote]It's too sensible an idea! The council will 'address' the problem by creating a problem somewhere else. SlantedView
  • Score: 3

2:26pm Tue 25 Mar 14

From Swindon And Proud says...

SlantedView wrote:
From Swindon And Proud wrote:
GRR!! Just re-open the stupid park and ride for pete's sake! Its already there, needs no building and the you just need to put on a few buses on match days! They manage it from Nationwide for the polo ground fireworks, why not this!!!
It's too sensible an idea!

The council will 'address' the problem by creating a problem somewhere else.
I really wish i could say that wouldn't happen....but i cant! haha
[quote][p][bold]SlantedView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From Swindon And Proud[/bold] wrote: GRR!! Just re-open the stupid park and ride for pete's sake! Its already there, needs no building and the you just need to put on a few buses on match days! They manage it from Nationwide for the polo ground fireworks, why not this!!![/p][/quote]It's too sensible an idea! The council will 'address' the problem by creating a problem somewhere else.[/p][/quote]I really wish i could say that wouldn't happen....but i cant! haha From Swindon And Proud
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8:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

supersaver says...

It's just 23 times a year or put another way 46 hours per year.
Considering we have 8,760 hours a year whats the problem?
Do not waste money.
It's just 23 times a year or put another way 46 hours per year. Considering we have 8,760 hours a year whats the problem? Do not waste money. supersaver
  • Score: 0

9:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

LocalBob80 says...

They are just determined to claw in more money from a residents parking scheme
They are just determined to claw in more money from a residents parking scheme LocalBob80
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