Shrewsbury Park and Ride

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  1. Nigel L

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    Does anyone know if there are any height barriers in the P& R sites in Shrewsbury. Carn't see anything on their website, but carn't see a phone number either to ring them.
    Despite the dismal weather forecast for the weekend, we are still going to head off to Shropshire for a few days, and plan to visit Shrewsbury on Friday (tomorrow).
    Any advice great fully received.
     
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    Meole Brace Park and Ride Yes 2.4m height barrier
    Oxon Park and Ride I cant see a barrier on google maps
     
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    Yes there are height barriers at the P&R,i have seen several MH park by the enterance.
     
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    See the Shropshire Council entry Here.
     
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    Just managed to speak to someone at the visitor information, who said that she believed that there were barriers at the P& R sites, but if we pulled up at the enterance and waited for a bus, they would probably tell us where we can park or possibly lift the barrier for us.
    Is it me? A simple yes or no would help!! Like the driver is going to lift the barrier, dream on!!
     
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    Actually, I've heard that mentioned before but sadly can't confirm. Making things easy obviously isn't the Shropshire way :unsure:
     
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    There are height barriers. When we were in Shrewsbury earlier in the year there was a number to call for motorhome parking. We stayed at the Oxon campsite so didn't use the P&R.

    I was told to go to this website for information:
    https://new.shropshire.gov.uk/parking/general-parking-faqs/

    which tells you to consider using the Harlescott P&R.

    This is the number for the council: 0345 678 9000
     
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    I can't confirm but @jonegood might have a better idea as they live there, but Iif you fancy an overnight stay you should be able to stop on the agricultural show ground as they have camping, it will then be a mile or less into town.

    Martin
     
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    Thanks, Have Tried the tel number, but it's no longer in use! Will have a look at the Harlescott P& R.
     
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    I will try to find another number for you.
     
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    Just had an on-line chat with arriva, who run out of Halescott site? They also couldn't tell me, and referred me back to the council, who's number is no longer available.
    Slowly loosing the will to live! Think I will have half an hour in my darkened room Not sure half an hour will be enough
     
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    Tel: (01743) 250000

    from the bt telephone book. The previous was from their own website.
     
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    Would you believe it, rang the number and the message ' this number is not in service'. Back to the darkened room
     
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    Harlescott P&R is next to Tesco,do some shoping,let them know your parked there,short walk to P&R. (y)
     
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    Shame on the council. Just not good enough.

    What do the residents do in an emergency????

    I have sent them an email in the hope that will work and provide a phone number that works.
     
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    Now, there's a plan! Thank you Puddleduck:)
     
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    @Nigel L
    Last year we WERE able to contact them, were told to go to Meole Brook, we were told to turn up, ask at the little brick hut and then we were told to park on the raised bit where the bus shelters are. Circle around this streetview location & you'll see the entrance, the brick hut, and the place where we were told to park. You drive in the bit where it says 'buses only' ie where the camera is, NOT where the black car is.
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/uv?hl...Search&imagekey=!1e2!2sB4nfthtegw1rH4P-_egXeQ

    To check that it's still OK! - Shrewsbury P&R is run by Arriva, contact here
    https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/contact-us/chat-live-to-our-advisors/
     
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