At Basingstoke parkrun we have got very limited parking at the War Memorial Park. And as you may have heard during last week's parkrun run briefing, we will be visited by a warden this week Saturday who will issue tickets to anyone parking in the numbered bays in the War Memorial Park car park, which are for permit holders only.
As we move into 2020, it is likely that parkrun numbers will rise and numbers of cars trying to park in the park will also increase, meaning parkrunners arriving by car are likely to need to arrive very early to get a space there. If you must come by car then please share lifts to reduce the number of cars needing to park.
Some parkrunners have ignored the signs that are clearly displayed, and have been parking in the private car park on Crossborough Hill on the opposite side of the road to Costello School, by their sports hall. The car park belongs to the school and they hire out this sports hall and car park at weekends. The users of the sports hall have not been able to use their own car park because of parkrunners parking there. Please do not park in this car park.
If you do park on Crossborough Hill then please do it safely, considerately and in line with the Highway Code. Note that some areas of Crossborough Hill have yellow lines, particularly around Costello School. This road can become very busy at times and access must always be maintained for emergency vehicles.
We are very fortunate in that we have got a large amount of parking in easy reach of our park. The town centre car parks are just a short walk away. Below are some details about the parking options and more information can be found at https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/content/doclib/2118.pdf
The future of our parkrun depends on good relationships with our neighbours so please do follow this guidance - and above all remember that the driver is in all cases responsible for parking legally and safely, and if parking rules are persistently flouted then the Council may reconsider the permission given to parkrun to use this car park.