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Brentford Parking concerns
Discussion started by tonyh50 , 01 August, 2020 13:25
Brentford Parking concerns
tonyh50 01 August, 2020 13:25
We have reserved (between us) parking spaces a at both Lionel Road School and Strand on the Green School. So this morning decided to drive up and look at both sites, we are travelling from Camberley so the choice was either all the way on the M3 and then past Twickenham or M3 then M25 and M4. The M25 very busy and down to 40mph so took the M3 route, okay but even in todayís times plenty of traffic beyond Twickenham so the sat nav said it would take 40 mins but turned into 70+ mins.
Trying to enter Lionel Road there are very narrow bollards (a transit van in front of us had scraped his sides) and in anything wider than an Evoque you are going to have problems, School site looks small and couldnít see where they are going to put 150 cars? Also there is double parking along Lionel Road that restricts access so match days could be interesting.
Went to Strand on the Green site, again very busy and significant road works all around. The road to the school is narrow not always possible to get two cars passing and entrance to the school quite tight.
Still not sure which is the best option and will definitely not be as easy as parking at the Madjeski was.
Lastly drove to look at the new stadium site looks to be coming on but the flats they are build adjacent canít see them being finished by November and this is causing road closures that will restrict access to the ground.

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
Gillhooley 01 September, 2020 11:37
I emailed Eventbrite shortly after the original post, but as yet, there's been beggar all response.

Has anyone else been to visit the site? Do we know when the permits will be issued?


Re: Brentford Parking concerns
HMRH 01 September, 2020 13:49
Ground been given the safety certification and first game this week - canít help on the parking

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
Alphacat 01 September, 2020 15:01
Brentford Friendly in new stadium

Looks pretty nice I must admit.

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
Foggy-Balla 01 September, 2020 16:57
Let's face it they're going to fill the place with people who can walk there anyway (Sm14)


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Re: Brentford Parking concerns
redhanded 30 September, 2020 14:50
The works around Kew Bridge junction were for the cycleway along the S Circular. These will be extending up the S Circular towards the new stadium but the works by Strand on the Green have now finished.

Also FYI the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be extended in October 2021. SOTG school is inside the ULEZ. Lionel Rd school is outside. There will be a charge for non-compliant vehicles entering the ULEZ.

Also there will be traffic restrictions introduced in the area around SOTG school later this year. They won't stop access to SOTG from the S Circular but they will stop driving straight through between the S Circular and the A316 and also access to SOTG from Hartington Rd on the A316.

Hounslow has published the controlled parking zone extensions for the areas to the west of the new stadium and residents there didn't want them on Sundays.

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
redhanded 01 October, 2020 16:42
Has anyone got a link to the original Eventbrite listing? Wanted to check something.

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
RodB 01 October, 2020 16:52
Is this what you're looking for (if the link works)

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
redhanded 01 October, 2020 17:05
That's it! thanks

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
RodB 01 October, 2020 17:15
No worries

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
redhanded 21 October, 2020 13:48
By the way, current reports are the government want Transport for London to extend the Congestion Charging Zone to the boundary of the North and South Circular.

Strand on the Green school is within the boundary, so if this is implemented, there would be an additional charge for accessing this car park.

Plenty more discussion to happen, however,,,,

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
franciscorrigan 21 October, 2020 15:52
Congestion charge is only monday to Friday as far as I am aware (Sm63)

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
Griff 21 October, 2020 16:12
I thought that Francis but then I checked TFL website... Only Christmas Day is free.

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
Heaf 21 October, 2020 16:52
I believe it changed in June - "temporarily" ...

Re: Brentford Parking concerns
franciscorrigan 21 October, 2020 23:43
At the moment we shouldn't have to worry anyway unless the restricted zone gets enlarged. At the moment parking near Brentford is nowhere near where the zone starts. (Sm63)

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