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The new astro-turf pitches

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On 19 Aug 2015 at 5:09pm stig of the dump wrote:
Lovely to see them being used well but anyone who parks in Ham lane next to the entrance to the pitches is forcing other cars who use the road, to drive into the deeply holed areas by the scrub area (priory school side)
Spare a thought guys
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 6:04pm No brainer wrote:
You mean all that planning and no car parking , brilliant planning .
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 6:45pm Henri wrote:
Surely it's the same car parking as for the Dripping Pan? No problem there.
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 6:52pm stig of the dump wrote:
Cars are parking along the Ham lane fence that borders the field opposite Priory school.
When you get too many cars there, it forces any users of Ham Lane into the nasty pot holes around the edge of the road
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 7:02pm Henri wrote:
No need to repeat your post Stig. I was merely saying that the parking for the new pitch is the same as for the Dripping Pan - which obviously does not include Ham Lane.
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 7:21pm Local wrote:
There is NO adequate parking for the Dripping Pan; one tiny car-park that's used by general traffic. Ridiculous that the new pitch doesn't have it's own parking area - what on earth are users' minibuses meant to do when they start arriving with teams on board?
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On 19 Aug 2015 at 7:42pm Rookie wrote:
Having visited many, many football grounds with Lewes over the years I can safely say that parking availability for the Dripping Pan is actually quite good compared to others. Many of them have no public parking at all. It's a free for all in surrounding streets. Bognor being a good example.
Parking requirements for the 3G should be much less than match days anyway.
I thought Ham Lane was double yellows. There are also signs saying no parking. If thoughtless people are parking there then the Blue Meanies should be despatched. That would stop it.
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 1:46am lewesian wrote:
as long as the football club allows for community use, especially for priory and sussex downs, there used to be a perfectly good rugby pitch there where i played many times when i studied at priory, shame to see it go but at the same time, happy to see an all weather and more useful facility, that is if it's open to the school and college..?
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 6:09am Rookie wrote:
The school get free use of it as part of the deal.
 
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 8:23am Dixie Normus wrote:
Do the college not leave their gates open for their large car park opposite the entrance? Simple solution if the f**k**s would allow it.
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 8:58am Rookie wrote:
To shoot down the inadequate parking argument further : The college car park is available on match days.
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 11:24am Local wrote:
Rookie - Henri made reference to the Pan's car-parking. I was pointing out the fact that there is no proper provision for the Pan. As games are off-peak, punters largely have to use street parking and various school / college car-parks, which can become chaotic if one happens to be shut - as happened last Saturday to much disgruntlement. I have no doubt that other non-league grounds have even less, but not all of them are next to a station either, or have resident parking schemes. Fans for a match are used to walking 5 or 10 minutes to reach a ground; amateur players attending a kick-around or training expect to park next to the facility IMHO - hence the use of Ham Lane. And as I also said, where are school or club minibuses meant to park - there are no extended bays in the Mountfield Road car-park.
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 3:27pm Eric C wrote:
Typical of local. A true Lewes forumite. Make a mountain out of a molehill and bleat about it.
The main point is why are these wretched pitches layed there anyway? Terrible planning and an eyesore too.
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 3:30pm David wrote:
There are plans to turn Mountfield Road car park into a 4 level multi - storey. Watch this space.
 
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 4:19pm stig of the dump wrote:
@Eric C. Who are they an eyesore to ? You wouldn't know they were there unless you were returning from the tip.
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On 20 Aug 2015 at 7:31pm Rookie wrote:
I think the plan was for people using the pitches to change in the changing rooms then walk over to the pitch.
I don't think it's an eyesore. It looks quite good to me.


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