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Travelling to and from Shrewsbury Flower Show this weekend – 11 and 12 August 2017

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Shropshire Council is reminding people about parking arrangements in Shrewsbury town centre during Shrewsbury Flower Show on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August 2017.

Parking your car if you are visiting the show

On the days of the show, Shropshire Council’s Frankwell Main Long Stay Car Park and Frankwell Riverside Short Stay Car Park will be designated as Flower Show car parks, for use by people visiting the show. In addition, there are temporary car parks at Burrs Field and the Shropshire County Show Ground.

Motorists are advised to use one of these designated Flower Show car parks by following the ‘AA – Flower Show’ directional signs. Show traffic will be actively managed throughout the day to help visitors reach the most suitable car park and to help keep traffic moving and congestion to a minimum.

The Shropshire County Show Ground car park, which is further away from the town centre, will have a frequent free shuttle bus service direct to and from the showground which starts at 9am. Low floored buses will be available for visitors in wheelchairs or with pushchairs.

The last bus back for this site will leave Barker Street at 10.15pm.

 Each of the Flower Show car parks will be open from 9am on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August, and the cost will be £5 per vehicle all day. There will be sufficient car parking for all vehicles visiting the show.

Parking for people not visiting the show will be available on Frankwell sports field only before 9am, at a cost of £2 all day.

St. Julian’s Friars car park will not be open for public car parking on either 11 or 12 August.

Coach parking

Frankwell Main car park is the only free coach park available this year, with capacity for up to 100 coaches.

Those visiting with a HGV vehicle or wishing to park a coach who are not going to the show should park at Abbey Foregate Car Park, although only seven spaces are available on a first come first served basis.

Mobility buses shuttle service

Mobility buses will be operating a shuttle service from Frankwell Main car park/coach park for people in wheelchairs, and those who may have difficulty walking, plus their carer’s.

This service will be available between 8.30am and 7.30pm.

Drop off and pick up will be at St Chad’s Terrace.

The Mobility Symbol is incorporated in the traffic signs to give directions.

 An extended evening service for Park and Ride

The Park and Ride service will be extended only for people visiting the show late afternoon or those specifically wishing to see the fireworks display.

Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes from 6pm, stopping for the fireworks display at 9.15pm, and then resuming afterwards until 10.15pm.

The bus stops/drop off points are at Shoplatch and Barker Street where the main access is accessible by St John’s Hill and Claremont Hill. However, people will be picked up only at Barker Street after the firework display has finished.

On leaving the Quarry, passengers should make their way to Barker Street via Claremont Hill where it is signed for the pick-up points and Arriva representatives will be on hand to direct to the relevant terminals until 10.15pm.

A return trip costs £1.60 and the sites are well signed on all approaches to the town centre.

There are no concessionary fares on the evening service as it’s a special service for the Flower Show.

Local special flower show additional evening town bus services

There will be a number of town services operating with a single departure at 10.20pm from Claremont Street going to the following locations:

  • 2220 Route 1 to Gains Park – for Copthorne.
  • 2220 Route 1A to Telford Estate – for Abbey Foregate, Monkmoor and Sutton Way.
  • 2220 Route 24/25 to Harlescott – for Mount Pleasant and Sundorne.
  • 2220 Route 27 to Bayston Hill – for Meole Estate.

There will be a limited number of spaces on these services so passengers are advised to leave enough time before departure. Journeys on these services will cost £2 per passenger for adults and £1 per passenger for children.

Concessionary passes are not accepted on this service.

Parking for people not visiting the Flower Show

The Abbey Foregate Car Park, Raven Meadows Multi-Storey Car Park and the short-stay town centre car parks will all be open as normal on the days of the Flower Show with Raven Meadows remaining open until 7pm on both days of the show which is normal operating hours.

Should a vehicle become locked in within the car park, people should call the council on the out of hours number detailed on the information board at the car park. The council will then arrange for the security to un-lock the car park. Unfortunately, this will incur a lock in fee of £40 plus the cost of the parking ticket.

Park and Ride – normal daytime service for people not visiting the show

People who wish to visit the town centre to shop or work are asked to use the Park and Ride service,. This service will be dedicated to those not wishing to visit the show and avoid the traffic.

The site will open as normal with express buses running every 20 minutes from all sites to the town centre. The first bus is at 7:20am on Friday and 8am on Saturday.

From around 8.30am on the Friday and Saturday the buses will increase to around a 10-minute frequency, with the last bus leaving the town centre at 6.30pm.

A return trip costs £1.60 and the sites are well signed on all approaches to the town centre.

Road closures and ‘No Parking’ areas

St Chads Terrace (by St. Chads) on the Town Walls route will be closed for both days. Through traffic will be able to use the High Street or St. Johns Hill.

There will also be closures at Castle Gates, Castle Street, High Street, Shoplatch, and St. Johns Hill for 15 minutes for the military parade through the town at around 11.10am on both days.

There will be ‘No Parking’ Orders in place at various locations including: Victoria Avenue, Priory Road (emergency route) and Claremont Street. Also, some other roads outside the town centre may be affected due to Flower Show traffic, these are on busy routes into the town or near car parks.

English Bridge Gyratory system

The lanes currently closed on the road will re-open on Thursday evening (10 August), with reduced work taking place on Friday and Saturday during the Flower Show. Any temporary signs and cones will remain in place at the temporary junctions and pedestrian routes. Additionally, there will be signage and pedestrian barriers on the pavements to prevent any issues around open excavations and to ensure safe passage for pedestrians.

For more information about car parking and transport, call 01743 253787 during normal office hours or e-mail zoe.mortimer@shropshire.gov.uk.

For more information about the works taking place at the English Bridge Gyratory as part of the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package click here.





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