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Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:44 pm
by Stewjacksam
Anyone doubting why FGR need to move ground simply witness the chaos today
One road totally blocked 20 mins sat going nowhere so parking free for all breaks out
And this with 3000 probably here
What will happen when it gets bigger!
Interestingly many car parking slots still vacant in the main car park yet the sign at 2pm is car park full ?????

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:50 pm
by Theoperator
:lol: Environmental Forest Green Rovers forced to have new build on greenfield site as cars cant park at New Lawn shocker :lol:

Surely the Park and rides open, looked like it earlier. Most grounds are congested before and after matches, just enjoy the atmosphere

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:04 pm
by Stewjacksam
And where is the worst place to park the park and ride buses - I know in the only road outside the ground
That ll stop the traffic nicely!
Bonkers come on sort it out!!!!

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:28 pm
by Jwadd
We are still sat in the school car park going nowhere fast.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:35 pm
by TreeHugger
Plenty of space in the Park & Ride.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:16 pm
by lovejoy2
Come on it’s no big deal. Big game, big crowd and a bit of traffic. Got to be expected really!

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:32 pm
by Tommo
lovejoy2 wrote:Come on it’s no big deal. Big game, big crowd and a bit of traffic. Got to be expected really!


I agree - the delays leaving the car parks up at the ground were hardly unpredictable. Use the park and ride or walk I say.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:47 pm
by Philpot
Ally ally O. It’s worth it

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:25 pm
by Timb
Or stay on for the man of the match presentation in the CE suite after and miss the traffic. Great atmosphere in there tonight after the game. Pretty packed.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:59 pm
by Mothy
ParknRide is fantastic ....should have it for every game please.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:18 pm
by Dougal
The CE suite was utter chaos today too... With half of it booked for tables there was no room, the tea and coffee station was merged with food, but with different tills. Queue was long and didn't move for ages... People queueing to pay were stopping people getting to cake and food... Bit of a farce tbh!

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:19 pm
by Jokerman
Park and ride brilliant I was home at 17.20 five mile journey. Thanks Renishaw.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:54 pm
by Spike
Why was that coach conveniently parked on the road blocking traffic going down the hill not asked to move by plod ?

I nearly had words with the driver but he looked like an extra from The Hills Have Eyes...

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:52 am
by wheely
Somebody down in Nailsworth on the roundabout getting the traffic away would ease the queues coming down the hill. ( it's not rocket science) !

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:57 pm
by Timb
Agreed Wheelie.

As far as I'm aware it's only been done once for the Exeter FA cup game years ago. Unofficially. By two traffic policemen on motorcycles. They stopped the A46 traffic and the W traffic for two or three minutes at a time. Then the reverse.

It worked like a dream and only minor (relatively) delays to through traffic.

There was a similar problem getting out of the crawley car park in a bus recently. We sat there for minutes with constant traffic on the roundabout stopping the exit. Until two stewards took their life into their own hands and stepped out into the roundabout and stopped the traffic to let us and a lot of cars out.

As you say. Common sense.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:54 pm
by GETCARTER
We watched MoM presentation afterwards in CE suite, and came out at 6pm, got in the car and drove straight out turning left and shot up the hill - easy.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:22 pm
by king giraffe III
Stewjacksam wrote:Anyone doubting why FGR need to move ground simply witness the chaos today
One road totally blocked 20 mins sat going nowhere so parking free for all breaks out
And this with 3000 probably here
What will happen when it gets bigger!
Interestingly many car parking slots still vacant in the main car park yet the sign at 2pm is car park full ?????


The car park full sign is often there no matter what time it is. It isn't clear whether the car park is full or if the location of the sign just happens to be a convenient place for it to be kept.

Why will gates get bigger? What's more, why is the situation going to be any better in a new ground?

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:44 pm
by Tomiswalking
Ahh I remember the 1 hour queue after winning at Wembley. One of my favourite queues.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:02 pm
by twoguns
Bottom line is arrive early to park responsibly and stay for presentation post match. No problem.

Someone please name a club that doesn't have match day parking issues, not sure there is one.

Re: Car park chaos

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:13 pm
by whittyfgr
Left ground at 17.30 went back to Stroud via tinkley lane was home by 17.45,probably will not get that big a crowd again this season unless we have to beat Grimsby in the last game to stay up.