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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

INTRODUCTION

The Festival is a free event organised by STRATFORWARD BID.  Stratforward BID is a non-profit making organisation supporting the town centre businesses of Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

PRE-ARRIVAL AND PARKING

For information on travel and transport please see

www.thetrainline.com

www.nationalrail.co.uk

www.warwickshire.gov.uk

The Park & Ride and Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway train station car parks will now operate as one, with the car park being converted to a Pay and Display car park. All users will be required to purchase a car park Pay & Display ticket or have a valid season ticket displayed on their dashboard. This does not apply to Blue Badge holders when displaying a current blue badge.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Stratford-upon-Avon train station is approximately 10 minutes from the Festival site and there is an easy pedestrian route with dropped kerbs and tactile paving at all major road junctions.

Due to the road closures town centre buses for Wood Street and Bridge Street are diverted to Guild Street on both sides of the road close to the rear of Marks and Spencer and adjacent to Kwik Fit.

Buses from the Alcester direction are diverted from Wood Street to Rother Street.

 

BLUE BADGE PARKING SPACES ON STREET

Spaces that are unaffected by the road closures are as follows:

Henley Street – 4 dedicated blue badge spaces

Chapel Lane – 7 dedicated blue badge spaces

Waterside – 10 dedicated blue badge spaces

Church Street – 1 dedicated blue badge space

 

Additional Provision of Blue Badge spaces for the Festival

4 spaces in Rother Market by the American Fountain.

(These are within the Family Area and must be accessed with the assistance of Festival staff.)

 

BLUE BADGE PARKING SPACES IN CAR PARKS

Arden Street – 3 dedicated blue badge spaces
Bridgeway Multi-storey - 13 dedicated blue badge spaces
Church Street - 2 dedicated blue badge spaces
Guild Street (rear of the Library) - 3 dedicated blue badge spaces
Leisure Centre – 7 dedicated blue badge spaces
Recreation Ground – 8 dedicated blue badge spaces
Sheep Street loading and unloading area - 9 dedicated blue badge spaces
Windsor Street – 8 dedicated blue badge spaces
Southern Lane – (side of The Other Place) 10 dedicated blue badge spaces

Other private car parks are available with their own rules for Blue Badge parking

Blue badge users should check signage to see if there is a time limit or required to pay for their parking.

 

TAXI RANKS

Due to the road closures the following streets have no taxi rank parking during the Festival:

TEMPORARY TAXI RANK PARKING PROVISION

Rother Square (Outside One Stop) 4 spaces

Bridge Street (Leading onto Bridgefoot) 6 spaces

Both these Temporary Taxi Ranks are within the road closure area and therefore accessed with the assistance of Festival staff.

 

FESTIVAL ENTRY

Entry to the Festival area is free and all on level ground.

Surfaces are smooth asphalt, but you may encounter protectors over cables on the ground.  These are kept to a minimum height suitable and all types of wheelchair or mobility scooter.  Where possible power supply cables will be installed safely above head height.

 

PUBLIC TOILETS

The festival leaflet shows the location of toilets that are open during the festival.  There may also be many cafes, bars and restaurants that allow access during the festival.  Many accessible toilets require a Radar key for access.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Shopmobility hire out mobility scooters, manual and powered wheelchairs.

Level 2 Bridgeway multi storey car park CV37 6YY  01789 414534

Opening hours

On occasions it may be necessary for them to close the scheme in the event of staff sickness or training. We advise that you ring on 01789 414534 before you visit us. This will ensure that equipment is available and hopefully avoid a wasted journey.

Changing Places toilet located at Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgeway,
Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6YX.  Phone: 01789-268826. 

Local access information can be found at  ‘My’ Accessible Stratford upon Avon Guide which can be downloaded from www.accessiblestratforduponavon.co.uk and paper copies at Shopmobility and the Visitor Information Centre, Bridgefoot.

Site plan and map available from Festival staff at most key entry points.

 

Contact details for this years Festival of Motoring: Stratforward 01789 299011

Twitter and Facebook pages will be updated regularly, in the run up to and during the Festival weekend.