Thousands of parking spaces found for Elton’s gig

Essex County Standard: Thousands of parking spaces found for Elton’s gig Thousands of parking spaces found for Elton’s gig

CONCERT organisers have found thousands of parking spaces for fans attending Elton John’s gig at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Megastar Elton will appear in front of 17,000 on Sunday, June 29.

Parking will be available at three sites in north Colchester. In addition, shuttle buses will run from Bruff Close, near Colchester North train station.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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9:47am Fri 11 Apr 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

I can see this being an absolute nightmare for motorists, the organisers and local residents. How are they communicating where these parking spaces are?Lets also hope proper parking restrictions are in place in the residential streets around Mile End but won't expect the organisers or Colchester council will care less as long as they are profiting from the event.

Its bad enough when attendance levels exceed 5,000/6,000 for football matches but to accommodate 17,000 people, who will mainly come in by car, could mean as many as 6,000 cars.
I can see this being an absolute nightmare for motorists, the organisers and local residents. How are they communicating where these parking spaces are?Lets also hope proper parking restrictions are in place in the residential streets around Mile End but won't expect the organisers or Colchester council will care less as long as they are profiting from the event. Its bad enough when attendance levels exceed 5,000/6,000 for football matches but to accommodate 17,000 people, who will mainly come in by car, could mean as many as 6,000 cars. Say It As It Is OK?
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10:54am Fri 11 Apr 14

whittle1 says...

It would be useful if the Gazette would actually publish an article such as this in full online so that anyone travelling in to Colchester for the concert who does not have access to the paper can get the facts. Too often all we get is a headline on the Gazette website which is useless if you don't live in the town.
It would be useful if the Gazette would actually publish an article such as this in full online so that anyone travelling in to Colchester for the concert who does not have access to the paper can get the facts. Too often all we get is a headline on the Gazette website which is useless if you don't live in the town. whittle1
  • Score: 12

11:39am Fri 11 Apr 14

Oliver Guiness says...

Yes agree the story is missing the important bits but if anyone is travelling from outside the area they would check the venue's website and all details are there rather than the local rag's one.
Yes agree the story is missing the important bits but if anyone is travelling from outside the area they would check the venue's website and all details are there rather than the local rag's one. Oliver Guiness
  • Score: 1

12:00pm Fri 11 Apr 14

romantic says...

It probably will be fairly chaotic on the night, but people who are coming will probably be checking out options already. I am sure many people will come to Colchester earlier in the day and probably stay the night. If the gig starts at 7.00, probably won't finish until gone 11.00, meaning no more trains to London, so a lot of people will be driving up.

But it will be midsummer, still light in the sky after 10.00, hopefully warm and dry. Let's just relax about it a bit. It's a one-off gig, and hopefully some of those people will come into the town and spend money during the day. There will be traffic jams, no doubt, and people parked all over the place, but 17,000 people should have a great night. Many of them may be coming to Colchester for the first time in their lives. Instead of seeing the problems, let's give them a warm welcome, so they might come back again.
It probably will be fairly chaotic on the night, but people who are coming will probably be checking out options already. I am sure many people will come to Colchester earlier in the day and probably stay the night. If the gig starts at 7.00, probably won't finish until gone 11.00, meaning no more trains to London, so a lot of people will be driving up. But it will be midsummer, still light in the sky after 10.00, hopefully warm and dry. Let's just relax about it a bit. It's a one-off gig, and hopefully some of those people will come into the town and spend money during the day. There will be traffic jams, no doubt, and people parked all over the place, but 17,000 people should have a great night. Many of them may be coming to Colchester for the first time in their lives. Instead of seeing the problems, let's give them a warm welcome, so they might come back again. romantic
  • Score: 12

12:25pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

romantic wrote:
It probably will be fairly chaotic on the night, but people who are coming will probably be checking out options already. I am sure many people will come to Colchester earlier in the day and probably stay the night. If the gig starts at 7.00, probably won't finish until gone 11.00, meaning no more trains to London, so a lot of people will be driving up.

But it will be midsummer, still light in the sky after 10.00, hopefully warm and dry. Let's just relax about it a bit. It's a one-off gig, and hopefully some of those people will come into the town and spend money during the day. There will be traffic jams, no doubt, and people parked all over the place, but 17,000 people should have a great night. Many of them may be coming to Colchester for the first time in their lives. Instead of seeing the problems, let's give them a warm welcome, so they might come back again.
Agree with your sentiments but we all know bad press is always remembered long after the event. And, if visitors have a bad experience then perhaps they won't come back to Colchester. So even more reason for the organisers and the council to ensure every aspect is covered and not to chance the risk of it going wrong because of inadequate planning.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: It probably will be fairly chaotic on the night, but people who are coming will probably be checking out options already. I am sure many people will come to Colchester earlier in the day and probably stay the night. If the gig starts at 7.00, probably won't finish until gone 11.00, meaning no more trains to London, so a lot of people will be driving up. But it will be midsummer, still light in the sky after 10.00, hopefully warm and dry. Let's just relax about it a bit. It's a one-off gig, and hopefully some of those people will come into the town and spend money during the day. There will be traffic jams, no doubt, and people parked all over the place, but 17,000 people should have a great night. Many of them may be coming to Colchester for the first time in their lives. Instead of seeing the problems, let's give them a warm welcome, so they might come back again.[/p][/quote]Agree with your sentiments but we all know bad press is always remembered long after the event. And, if visitors have a bad experience then perhaps they won't come back to Colchester. So even more reason for the organisers and the council to ensure every aspect is covered and not to chance the risk of it going wrong because of inadequate planning. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Fri 11 Apr 14

wearebeingwatched says...

Ardleigh Car Boot Venue (CO7 7QR)
Buses will depart from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert.

There are around 7,000 spaces available, which will cost £8 per vehicle, which includes a park and ride service to and from the stadium for the vehicle’s occupants, with disabled access on the buses provided.

It is advised that tickets are bought in advance, but there will also be limited capacity available on the day.

Return buses after the show will be from 21.30hrs until 23.45hrs.

Essex House, Colchester Business Park (CO4 9YQ)
Buses will depart from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert.

There are 130 spaces available, which will cost £8 per vehicle which includes a park and ride service to and from the stadium for the vehicle’s occupants, with disabled access on the buses provided.

Tickets must be bought in advance.

Return buses after the show will be from 21.30hrs until 23.45hrs.

Colchester Rugby Club (CO4 9WJ)
There will be around 280 spaces available at the Rugby Club. However, there will be no buses provided and access to the stadium will be on foot only.

Parking spaces here will cost £5 and tickets must be bought in advance.

Shuttle Bus Service (nr Colchester Train Station, CO2 7EF)
Buses will depart from Bruff Close from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert.

The shuttle bus return ticket will cost £2 per person and disabled access will be available on the buses.

There are 1,358 parking spaces at Colchester train station – but this parking is not part of the event parking provided elsewhere and parking tickets must be paid for separately for your vehicle.

Return buses after the show will depart from the bus loop on United Way.

Cycling
There are around 100 cycle bays at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and these are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Ardleigh Car Boot Venue (CO7 7QR) Buses will depart from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert. There are around 7,000 spaces available, which will cost £8 per vehicle, which includes a park and ride service to and from the stadium for the vehicle’s occupants, with disabled access on the buses provided. It is advised that tickets are bought in advance, but there will also be limited capacity available on the day. Return buses after the show will be from 21.30hrs until 23.45hrs. Essex House, Colchester Business Park (CO4 9YQ) Buses will depart from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert. There are 130 spaces available, which will cost £8 per vehicle which includes a park and ride service to and from the stadium for the vehicle’s occupants, with disabled access on the buses provided. Tickets must be bought in advance. Return buses after the show will be from 21.30hrs until 23.45hrs. Colchester Rugby Club (CO4 9WJ) There will be around 280 spaces available at the Rugby Club. However, there will be no buses provided and access to the stadium will be on foot only. Parking spaces here will cost £5 and tickets must be bought in advance. Shuttle Bus Service (nr Colchester Train Station, CO2 7EF) Buses will depart from Bruff Close from 15:30hrs and at regular intervals until the start of the concert. The shuttle bus return ticket will cost £2 per person and disabled access will be available on the buses. There are 1,358 parking spaces at Colchester train station – but this parking is not part of the event parking provided elsewhere and parking tickets must be paid for separately for your vehicle. Return buses after the show will depart from the bus loop on United Way. Cycling There are around 100 cycle bays at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and these are available on a first come, first served basis. Read more at http://www.cu-fc.com /news/article/100414 -elton-john-parking- 1480280.aspx#MPfdpuJ 0rS54R3Ig.99 wearebeingwatched
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7:16am Sat 12 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

So its on a Sunday ? So i cant use " Saturday nights alright for parking , get a little Maestro in " !
So its on a Sunday ? So i cant use " Saturday nights alright for parking , get a little Maestro in " ! SOMETHING2SAY
  • Score: 0

10:03pm Sat 12 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

I have heard it is going to P***S down with rain so take an umbrella.
The fact I did not get a ticket and the phone calls to TICKETMASTER cost me a fiver and P***D me off as well.
The tickets should have gone to Colchester people first, via online post code blocking software.Yet another kick in the teeth for the locals, just like what used to happen at the Tattoos.
I have heard it is going to P***S down with rain so take an umbrella. The fact I did not get a ticket and the phone calls to TICKETMASTER cost me a fiver and P***D me off as well. The tickets should have gone to Colchester people first, via online post code blocking software.Yet another kick in the teeth for the locals, just like what used to happen at the Tattoos. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Sun 13 Apr 14

catflap1 says...

who really cares ---- one poof and his piano --- he's past his sell by date and knows is
who really cares ---- one poof and his piano --- he's past his sell by date and knows is catflap1
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