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Stafford's secret car parks

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by John Marwood, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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  3. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Hmmm, I'm wondering if someones suggestion of Stone Rd Common becoming a park & ride might just become reality...

    ...it seems to of worked very well for the builders building behind diddy-Tesco, but now its nearly compleated where are all the people who will work in the huge development park? - there doesnt seem to be a vast ammount of parking spaces now theyve taken the boards down...
     
  4. Goldilox

    Goldilox How do I edit this?

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    I understood there was an underground car park in the new development?
     
  5. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    The ground floor of Scaffoldshire Place is currently unoccupied...
     
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  6. gon2seed

    gon2seed (and me! - Ed)

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    Yep concrete it, the the car booters won't need to wear wellies!

    :emo: Oops not usuable Sundays! :ninja: However when the mighty Boro' reach the promised land, ready made car park for the footy! :rofl:
     
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  7. captainpish

    captainpish Well-Known Forumite

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    Althought most of stafford would love to drive a car into it there are very expensive bollards protecting it.
     
  8. Steve_b

    Steve_b Well-Known Forumite

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    I think SBC need to find some new parking spaces, they've build on most of the old ones

    The Old Police HQ site is currently vacant. That would make a good park & Ride location.
     
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  9. Steve_b

    Steve_b Well-Known Forumite

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    Wonders what trees will be chopped down???? For me the old kfc needs knocking down its a disgrace, get some use out of it.
     
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  11. bpelectric

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    Parking charges is one reason Stafford's in the mess it is
    Working round the country i see every town with parking charges are in much the same boat
    Those with free parking are doing well
     
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  12. gon2seed

    gon2seed (and me! - Ed)

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    The one that used to be 'Reagan's' nightclub? Couldn't agree more!:clap:
    Mmm, Finkin bout it! should have flattened it in the 80's, even better while a few of the reprobates who used to drink in their and terrorise folk! (think the cerebraly challenged one, was one of the weedy feckers who couldn't handly a bit of harmless Banter! Obviously hasn't got over it! Ed!)
     
  13. Gareth

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    Do not agree with those with free parking are doing well. Newport have this in their town centre high streets which was backed by the mayor.

    even she has admitted free parking is a mistake as have shop owners who wanted it.

    reasons that the parking is not regulated as there are or were no traffic wardens so there is no turnover in traffic. Plus the parking is taken up by people who work in town and not actual shoppers. It is a right mess.

    free parking may work in areas in small forms but is not the answer and even Newport have paid car parking on centre outskirts car parks.

    you look at Stafford s charges they are quite reasonable and certainly not above the normal. I mean you can have all day parking at sainsburys and station ( Saturdays) for 2 or 3 quid you will be hard pressed to find that anywhere
     
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  14. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Stafford does have the strangeness of charging on Bank Holidays, except Christmas Day, which does catch people out.
     
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    How about a version of Boris Bikes? The council could do something useful with the £20m sitting in their Stafford hoard.
     
  16. Steve_b

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    The Council owned parking machines do not give change either
     
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    They don't accept contactless card payments
     
  18. bpelectric

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    Who the hell wants to park (if and when its not flooded ) a good 10 minute walk from the town plus the agro of carrying work equipment
     
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    I bet the lorry drivers would be ecstatic if the moat was removed in the entrance to their parking site by Sainsbury's.:stafford:
     
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  20. bpelectric

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    I agree with you on that one its not just the entrance though
     
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    worrying thing is that road will become part of the western access route. if they don't fix it the new bypass is going to be closed most of the time
     

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